Dressed in Yellow

Yellow Flowers at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison Wisconsin

Dressed in Yellow © 2010 Bo Mackison

Though these densely formed flowers remind me of chrysanthemums, they are fully abloom in May. Love the bits of brown on the tips of the petals. Though I searched for an identification tag in the gardens, I never did find one. Not sure what lovely flower I was photographing.

I swear, as I stood examining the flowers for the best angle to photograph them, they opened, boldly, right as I watched. I am so loving this time of year — every day brings new plants to see, new colors to absorb, new scents to lift the spirits.

Also, you are invited to visit The Calm Space as I have a new article on writing about memoir featured in the Memoir Space in the May issue of Karen Wallace’s online magazine. Hope you’ll check out that article and all the other writers as they consider this month’s theme – PURPOSE. Enjoy!

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. What is it about your photo, post AND thoughtful, heartfelt article that brings a tear to my eye this morning? Oh, I know….it’s their quiet beauty. So LIKE you, Bo. So like YOU. XO

  2. Exquisite detail. Love the color. Is this a new blog space?? And – I’m heading right over to ‘The Calm Space’.

    • Bo Mackison says:

      I’ve been making a few blog adjustments out of necessity – servers change. Not my favorite part, the computer geeky stuff!

  3. I have to agree with you – the brown tips of the flowers are awesome. This is so lovely; makes me want to go outside and see what flowers there might be to see. 🙂

    • Bo Mackison says:

      What flowers do you have around your area? When I come visit, maybe I’ll photograph something I;ve never seen before…

  4. Anna Surface says:

    How very, very lovely with the color and details and perspective!

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