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January 15, 2013 / Bo Mackison

Old Mill at Paoli

Paoli Wisconsin

Old Mill at Paoli © 2013 Bo Mackison

The Old Stone Mill at Paoli, built around 1864 and located on the Sugar River, it was a bustling site for commerce in the mid 1800s. Now, Paoli is a quiet town filled with art galleries, a historic church, a few restaurants, and a quiet, come on down and put your feet up attitude. The Sugar River Trail runs right through town — biking in the summer and fall, winter sports in the colder months.  Nice town. Perfect antidote for a too-busy life!

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Bo Mackison is a photographer and the owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC.  Visit Bo’s website and daily photoblog for more photos and current information.

October 13, 2012 / Bo Mackison

Autumn Woods

Autumn Walk V

Autumn Woods ©2012 Bo Mackison

Observe always that everything is the result of change, and get used to thinking that there is nothing Nature loves so well as to change existing forms and make new ones like them. ~ Marcus Aurelius

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Bo Mackison is a photographer and the owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC. She is celebrating autumn by taking early morning walks with her camera, and documenting the rapid changes in the forest. Visit Bo’s website and daily photoblog for more photos and current information.

October 9, 2012 / Bo Mackison

Autumn Bridge Surprise – And a Photo Give-Away

Art below the Bridge

Art below the Bridge ©2012 Bo Mackison

A favorite theme – a bridge crossing reflecting water – becomes even more appealing to me, with the sculptures in orange adding a sense of play to the setting. What an inspiring combination.

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Bo Mackison is a photographer and the owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC.

Seeded Earth Photo blog is 5 years old this October. I began with this wordpress.com blog on 10-10-2007. I now write all of my blog posts on my on a wordpress.org blog, my Seeded Earth Studio blog site. And I update this blog on a weekly basis.

I am offering an opportunity to win a birthday gift (see below) during this birthday celebration. To enter for a chance to win, you must leave a comment on the Seeded Earth Studio blog  (not THIS blog). I will choose one commenter (by computer number generator) for the birthday give-away.

The winner will receive one of my original photograph prints. The photograph, either an 8 x 10 or an 11 x 15, your choice, will be a photograph I currently offer, and will feature a botanical or garden scene. Please allow me to do the choosing for you!

I will pick the winner on October 16th (my birthday, too!) and post the winner’s name on the main blog.

Thanks to all who visit. Without you, blogging would not be nearly as much fun.

September 30, 2012 / Bo Mackison

Three Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves

Three Falling Leaves © 2012 Bo Mackison

“I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.”
-  Henry David Thoreau,  1817 – 1862

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Bo Mackison is a photographer and the owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC. She is celebrating autumn by taking early morning walks with her camera. Visit Bo’s website and daily photoblog for more photos and current information.

September 28, 2012 / Bo Mackison

A Bunch of Radishes

Bunches and Bunches of Radishes

Bunches of Radishes © 2012 Bo Mackison

“The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn’t simple.”
~ Doris Janzen Longacre

What better way to say goodbye to summer and hello to autumn than to stroll around the Farmers’ Market, gathering peppers and potatoes, pumpkins and squash in our string bags, tucking bags of squeaky cheese curds and a jar of freshly pickled relish in our pockets, greeting the farmers we’ve been visiting all summer while they tell us of tonight’s weather prediction – a hard frost in the low lying regions.

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Bo Mackison is a photographer and the owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC. She is celebrating autumn by giving thanks for the bountiful harvest and setting her table with a bouquet of some of the last garden flowers of the year.

Visit Bo’s website and daily photoblog for more photos and current information.

September 27, 2012 / Bo Mackison

A Prairie Gift

Black Eyed Susans

Black Eyed Susans © 2012 Bo Mackison

“Each step we take creates a cool breeze, refreshing our body and mind.
Every step makes a flower bloom under our feet.” ~ Thich Nhat Hahn

Each morning I walk. Each morning a part of my walk is walking with meditation. I don’t do it long, only 5 minutes or so. I usually do it at the beginning of my walk, when I am still on sidewalks and have not yet reached the pond destination or the prairie destination. I do it to prepare myself for the day, to open my senses for what I will be seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and speaking in the hours to come. To prepare a space for the new to assemble next to the old. To focus on the present.

As I walk for those first few minutes, camera silent, hurried mind slowed, I find it helpful to breathe in and out slowly. And every few steps as I inhale, I say, “Imperfect…” and as I exhale I say, “I am enough.”

And then, in my mind’s eye, a flower blooms under my feet!

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Bo Mackison is a photographer and the owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC. Walking, Bo first slows down, offers gratitude, and then does a brief walking meditation. Then she is ready to take off the lens cover and begin taking photos.

September 27, 2012 / Bo Mackison

Be Amazing!

Good Thoughts

Good Thoughts © 2012 Bo Mackison

It’s amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions. ~ Charles F. Kettering

Driving along one of the country roads in Door County, in the rain and fog, I saw this sign. The “good thoughts” part of the sign is permanent, as is the word “BE.” The word under the “BE” is on a hook and can be changed. On the hook dangled the word “AMAZED.”

What a great reminder. It was a real pick-me-up. We had spent the day dodging raindrops, and were a bit disappointed that we were having a rain out on one of our three days of vacation. But the day – the day was still amazing. We were still enjoying ourselves and having an amazing time, and the foggy scenery was, well, amazing!

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Bo Mackison is a photographer and the owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC. She is looking through the many photographs she took on her weekend trip to Door County, and remembering all – with AMAZEMENT!

Visit Bo’s website and daily photoblog for more photos and current info. Hope to see you there!

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