A Dahlia with Heart

Macro-photoraph of Dahlia at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison Wisconsin

A Dahlia with Heart © 2010 Bo Mackison

Continuing the photo series of the dahlia called ‘Esther’, photographed at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison Wisconsin. AMazing how many personalities a single flower can exhibit – rather like their human counterparts.

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. Yes..yes. I see that heart. Great eye!!!

  2. Gandalf says:

    Love the series. Beautiful perspective and images.

  3. You’ve made me a dahlia lover – I love this photo.

  4. Such a cheerful image. And…I see the heart too!

  5. I’ve enjoyed seeing all the angles of this flower. This just proves there’s never only one way to look at a flower.

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