WInter Dark and Winter Light

Crossroads at Old World Wisconsin

Crossroads at Old World Wisconsin

How did it get so late so soon.
It’s night before it’s afternoon.
December’s here before it’s June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?

Dr. Seuss

Ah, the shortest day of the year. Cloudy, cold, gray outside.

Lots of lights are on inside though, for today only I’m ignoring the electric meter. The lights on the tree are glowing – all those bright LEDs in their sapphire blues, and ruby reds and emerald greens. They truly look like jewels.

Outside looks rather like the above photograph. But the photograph I’m keeping safely tucked inside my mind looks rather like the following one:

Lights like Tiny Jewels

Lights like Tiny Jewels

Ah, that is so much better!

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 these are wonderful Bo!!!! Wow. Happy Holidays AND solstice. šŸ™‚

  2. The top photo of Old World Wisconsin is absolutely a beautiful winter scene. I like the jeweled Christmas lights in the splashes of color. Say! We will be gaining light each day after today… that is in the Northern Hemisphere.

  3. That’s a beautiful winter scene and a very fitting time for it!

  4. Love the juxtaposition and contradiction of light and dark. The old world Wisconsin image is such a wonderful winter delight!!!

  5. Both are jewels of pictures.

  6. Ideal setting in the first pic.. and that is almost too many colors to count there on that tree. Hehe.

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