Desaturated Coneflowers

Desaturated Coneflowers © 2010 Bo Mackison

A pair of purple coneflowers, photographed at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison Wisconsin. I often see personification in my botanical photographs. To me, it looks like the two flowers are holding hands, you know, the way you might casually intertwine fingers with your lover or child as you stroll along…

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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. Oh, this is so sweet. And very thought provoking. Lovely.

  2. Interesting. It does look like interaction between the flowers.

  3. I generally don’t care for B&W flowers, but I find your desaturated flowers very intriguing. I find that the focus is on the shape/pattern and less on the color.

  4. Now that you mention it, it does look like the flowers are interacting! Sweet.

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