Travelin’ Road

Arizona Highway

Traveling Arizona © 2013 Bo Mackison

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.
~ H. Jackson Brown

There are days I choose a destination and plot a route that avoids the interstate system or the major highways. I pull off to the side of the road, just so I can look at what I am seeing. Or maybe it is so I can see what I am looking at. There are many times when I don’t exactly know where I am, but I’m not lost.

When it’s time to return home, I head west until my way is blocked by one of Arizona’s many mountain ranges. Finding a way around or through or over is part of the adventure.

Similar to life. When we run into an obstacle, we find a way over or around or through.


Bo Mackison is a photographer and owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC.  There are many roads to explore, and many obstacles to overcome.

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. Now this is a photo that screams out of the frame. Wow. I was mesmerized by the feel. I love it.

  2. Lots of those roads in Arizona aren’t there!

  3. This image really pulled me in; made me stop, blow it up, look from edge to edge. Gandalf said it best – “screams out of the frame.” It’s really cool black and white. I adore, and prefer, back roads. So much more to see – you can really get a feel for the land and its people – all the inhabitants. Love this, Bo.

  4. Bo Mackison says:

    I choose to drive on back roads vs interstates, whenever I can manage it. How can anyone see anything going 70 mph? I sure can;t.

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