Two Red Tulips

Two Red Tulips

Two Red Tulips © 2011 Bo Mackison

I take a deep breath and find myself gently exhaling every time I look at this photograph of these simple red tulips. It literally takes my breath away!

Sometimes, a photograph ought to do that. Affect a person so deeply that it makes one stop short, and take a second look, a really long look.

I so love it when I take a photograph like that. Doesn’t happen often. I’ll take two hundred photos a day, five days a week, and if I get one of these every few weeks I’m happy.

This kind of photograph isn’t for everyone. Some people like to see the entire flower, or even the entire garden at one glance. But for a few, these flowers–well, they are enough to make one stop and breathe deeply.


Bo Mackison is a photographer and the owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC. She makes time, while she is taking photographs, to enjoy the simple things of life.


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. Joanna Paterson says:

    Beautiful 🙂

  2. Oh…I absolutely love how you’ve framed these. STUNNING!

  3. Joanne Keevers says:

    Just beautiful, Bo. The petals look as soft as silk. 🙂

  4. That is definitely a photo for tulip lovers!

  5. I agree. Breathtaking. 🙂

  6. Gandalf says:

    this definitely has the Bo signature on it.

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