Torch on Fire

Torch on Fire

Torch on Fire © 2012 Bo Mackison

Nature is man’s teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eyes, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence. ~Alfred Billings Street

A busy, last-minute kind of day full of errands and packing, so I will offer you this photograph of the Pink Torch Cactus in bloom and a few wise words from Alfred Billings Street. Street was an American author and poet who lived in the 1800s. He had some insightful thoughts about the gifts of nature.


Bo Mackison is a photographer and owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC. Today she is getting ready to begin her cross-country travel.

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. Oh my, what a gorgeous flower! I have always thought that cactus flowers are among the most beautiful of all blooms, and these are the best!

    • Bo Mackison says:

      I think the variety of cactus flowers rivals any other family of flowers I routinely photograph. Thanks, Montucky.

  2. Lovely.

  3. Cactus flowers are absolutely amazing! Love the name of this one..and – of course – your beautiful image!

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