Leaves of Lettuce

Leaves of Lettuce © 2012 Bo Mackison

“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach. Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. Perhaps it is everywhere – on [...]

Walk and Wonder

Peonies in Pastels © 2012 Bo Mackison

Seeing form with the whole body and mind, Hearing sound with the whole body and mind One understands intimately. ~ Eihel Dogen

I walked the perimeter of a nearby pond this morning. I have been walking it weekdays for the last few weeks, [...]

Looking through the Window Glass

Parq Central View © 2012 Bo Mackison

Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. ~ Rumi

A handsome, hand-crafted door. Century old leaded glass with beveled edges. The view of the park across [...]

Memorial Day Tribute

Memorial Day Tribute at Old Courthouse © 2012 Bo Mackison

Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong. ~ James Bryce

Memorial Day 2012.

Sherpa and I had a fair amount of driving time scheduled [...]

Learning to Be Astonished

Old Lace Peony © 2012 Bo Mackison

Am I no longer young, and still not half perfect? Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work,

which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished.

from Messenger by Mary Oliver

How [...]

Contemplate the Beauty

Orange Poppy © 2012 Bo Mackison

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. ~ Rachel Carson

I am heading into a stretch of days that will be a test of my endurance. As I was looking through [...]