Tiny Fountain

Fountain at Chicago Botanic Gardens

Tiny Fountain © 2010 Bo Mackison

This fountain is in a very long straight line, but the individual water spouts are very short – only a few inches high.

Did you see the fountain in the photograph when you first glanced? As you looked for the fountain, did that encourage you to look deeper into the photograph?

That is what photography – the actual act of taking a photograph – does for me. It makes me take a longer look, a deeper look. It allows me take the time to make meaning from what I see.

Photographed at Chicago Botanic Garden.

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. I didn’t recognize the fountain at first glance. What caught my eye was the lighting on the sculpted trees in the foreground.

  2. Gandalf says:

    I saw a fence isolating shrubs and trees, then it dawned on me that the fence was the fountain. Very interesting.

  3. Somehow I thought the fountain was a fence. It is so perfectly straight and even. Love how you’ve framed this. Great eye!!!

  4. I love all the verdant trees. And that fountain really does look like a fence! Hahah.

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