Gemini, A Rose

Pink Rose

Gemini Rose © 2010 Bo Mackison

The rose gardens are in full bloom in July. I love the delicate coloring and shading on this Gemini® Tea Rose.

Photographed at the Chicago Botanic Gardens on the Fourth of July.

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. Tis a lovely rose with the bright colored tinges in its softness.

  2. Love the bloom..but love the bud even better. Something so very graceful about this image!

  3. Gandalf says:

    love the dof.

  4. Simply lovely.

  5. That’s a terrific image, Bo! Beautiful rose!

  6. Lovely shot!
    Love this composition.

  7. Are you sure you didn’t paint those lovely magenta ends on the rose? It looks like that’s how it happenened, doesn’t it? So soft and lovely, like straight off a canvas.

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