Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise Photograph from Olbrich Gardens in Madison Wisconsin

Bird of Paradise @ 2010 Bo Mackison

I photographed this unusual flower, or at least this unusually named flower. I guess to someone, this flower looked like a bird. In Paradise, no less.

Supposedly it does resemble the real bird of paradise, a tropical bird found in New Guinea. Hmm. Paradise?

Photographed at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison 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. It’s a very pretty flower! It didn’t get to choose its name.

  2. I really like how this flower rises on its stalk… great perspective and the color and gorgeous.

  3. Lovely flower and bokeh. It appears to just jump off the page.

  4. Very Nice

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