Crowning Glory

Yellow Flower with Crown from Vancouver, British Columbia

Crowning Glory © 2010 Bo Mackison

This lovely yellow flower has one of the most spectacular crowns I’ve ever seen. Photographed at the University of British Columbia Arboretum in Vancouver.

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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 the most beautiful golden color!

  2. Gandalf says:

    Reminds me of Shirley Temple – curly on the top. Very nice photo.

  3. That does look like a crown. Unusual blossom but very pretty.

    • Bo Mackison says:

      I’ve never seen a flower like this with a raised crown either, and the flowers weren’t ID’d in any way. And they were growing in the University’s arboretum…

  4. Perfect simplicity..and such stunning color!!!

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