Almost Daisies

Almost Daisy Time

Almost Daisy Time © 2011 Bo Mackison

The garden is ready to explode with flowers.

We’ve had the rain. Now we just need a few hours of sunshine to get these flowers to pop! The coreopsis, my ‘Loraine sunshine’ plants which are called false sunflowers because they have variegated leaves, the wild geranium, and the Shasta daisies — all are on the verge of blooming.

My garden will be transformed from a garden of few flowers — a couple of iris, the blanket flowers, and a few coral bells the rabbits haven’t yet found — to a flower riot of yellows, whites, and purples.

This is the time of year when I love to take a break from my computer in mid-afternoon, pull my Adirondack chair under the shade of the maple tree, grab a good book and a glass of iced tea, and “set for a spell” as my grandma used to say.

Summer heaven!


Bo Mackison is a photographer and the owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC. When she is not admiring her flower garden, she is photographing the flowers and getting ready for the Spring Green Art Fair this weekend in Spring Green, Wisconsin.

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. Gandalf says:

    Wonderful photo. The DOF is way cool.

  2. Gotta soak it all in. Summer is just too short!! And – I love the dof here…what a beautiful garden you must have!

    • Bo Mackison says:

      My perennial garden is a small garden, but a fine garden, a well-loved garden. We dug it out of the grass about 10 years ago and it is maybe 25 feet by 7 feet, kind of kidney shaped. It has brought worlds of pleasure. I go out every morning to say hello to the flowers. 🙂

  3. I like the promise of the daisies. Summer is a wonderful time!

  4. Wonderful image of these dailies waiting to pop open–standing tall and straight and ready.

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