Sunday Series – A Walk Through Monet’s Garden

Monet's Bridge at NYBG Exhibit

Monet’s Bridge © 2012 Bo Mackison

I cultivate my garden, and my garden cultivates me.  ~Robert Brault

Conservatory Flowers at NYBG

Monet’s Flower Garden © 2012 Bo Mackison

In my garden there is a large place for sentiment.  My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams.  The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful.  ~Abram L. Urban

Monet's Garden at NYBG

Monet’s Garden in Orange © 2012 Bo Mackison

How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence.  ~Benjamin Disraeli

Monet's Garden at NYBG

Bright Flowers in Monet’s Garden © 2012 Bo Mackison

In the garden I tend to drop my thoughts here and there.  To the flowers I whisper the secrets I keep and the hopes I breathe.  I know they are there to eavesdrop for the angels.  ~Dodinsky


Bo Mackison is a photographer and the owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC.  On Sundays, Bo shares a series of photographs and quotes she finds meaningful.  Sunday is a good days to enjoy a few of the colorful flower photographs I photographed earlier this summer at the New York Botanical Garden at the Monet’s Garden Exhibit.

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. Beautiful images and I love the quotes you chose! You found many corners of beauty and the colors are amazing! Thanks for sharing these!

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Thanks Diane. I’m going to do these series with quotes on Sundays. A break from writing for me, and I have so many photos I want to share.

  2. Gandalf says:

    Great quotes and beautiful images.

  3. Lovely garden images. I find that photos of gardens, as opposed to individual flowers, are challenging for me. I also like your processing.

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Thanks Anita. I was at New York Botanical Garden – some place rather special, of course – when my freshly charges battery for my big camera stopped holding a charge. So I went with the next camera — and I was pleasantly surprised!

  4. Joanne Keevers says:

    What a beautiful garden Bo! Thank you for sharing your walk today. 🙂

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Ah, Joanne. I think this exhibit is one you would love. Wish we could have shared it in person, but I’m glad you enjoyed the photos!

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