Brightest Star

Orange Lily Macro taken at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison Wisconsin

Brightest Orange Lily © 2010 Bo Mackison

These red orange lilies were almost glowing in the flower bed, they were so brightly colored. I love how the flower petals are actually black near the spidery leg appendages in the center. Another photo from Olbrich Botanical Gardens, my favorite place to visit in spring and summer in all of Madison.

I love how this flower looks like a very bright star. And I want to congratulate one of the brightest “stars” in my life on an important day in her life.

Congratulations to my younger daughter on her graduation from the University of Wisconsin as she receives her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. (Now I know who to call the next time my website disappears!)

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. Congratulations to your daughter and to you!

    Gorgeous lily. I can see why you love the way it looks.

  2. Congratulations to all the bright stars in your life–your daughter, the flowers, and the photographer-artist who links them all!

  3. Gandalf says:

    Congratulations to your daughter and best in the future. I just love the vibrant colors in this post.

  4. Congratulations! And the orange of that flower is brilliant.

  5. Beautiful color! Reminds me that Tiger Lilies will be blooming soon.

    Congratulations to your daughter (and to you and your husband)!

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