Wintering Over

another wabi-sabi bit of nature

another wabi-sabi bit of nature

“Simplicity is the core of wabi-sabi. Nothingness is the ultimate. But before and after nothingness, simplicity is not so simple.” Leonard Koren

Wabi-sabi asks that the essence is pared down, but not stripped of its poetry and emotional warmth. That which binds the meaningful into a whole remains intact. Wabi-sabi does not lessen the quality that compels one to look at something, and then look again and again.

About Bo Mackison

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  1. Love the detail..the soft colors..the simplicity. Yes – very wabi sabi!!!

  2. suehenryphotography says:

    I always enjoy your posts. This image, however, is one of my favorites of yours. Such detail while maintaining simplicity.

  3. This image does show that “simplicity is not so simple” as one looks again and looks deeper. Great detailed macro shot. 🙂

  4. I like the tubes on the plants. It makes a great design.

  5. Joanna Young says:

    I love the picture too, and your sharing of this thought:

    “Wabi-sabi asks that the essence is pared down, but not stripped of its poetry and emotional warmth”

    That’s the kind of writing I aspire to.

  6. beautiful shot Bo! 🙂

  7. iheartfilm says:

    The dead things make such neat photos, don’t they?


  8. Very nice in all respects!

  9. very nice

  10. it looks like little honeycombs

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