When Snowflakes Turn to Crystals

Like Diamonds

Tiny Diamonds

Sometimes the most ordinary bit of flora– brown, decayed– stands amidst the most amazing of surroundings. With the temperatures below 10˚, and the sun shining, the snow looked like a layering of bitty diamonds.

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. The snow does look like tiny diamonds. How pretty. I haven’t seen much snow! Lovely flora there alone among the glittering snow. πŸ™‚

  2. Love the sparkle effect. Simply perfect!!!!

  3. Bo, I tried to leave a comment earlier on this but got a WP glitch. I wanted to say that winter seems to have become a muse of yours. These simple shots of dormant plants and/or snow are some of your most beautiful.

  4. suehenryphotography says:

    So simple; so beautiful.

    I was in Western Illinois last week. Lots of opportunities for fog photos — a new adventure for me.

  5. Gandalf says:

    NIce shot. The snow’s even better if it’s on a ski hill. πŸ™‚

  6. Oh, oh, oh…….I love this shot. Perfect capture.

  7. i like the starkness of it

  8. i love this shot!

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