Late Bloomer

So Soft, Magnolia

Softly Pink, Magnolia © 2011 Bo Mackison

The magnolias are past their prime, many of the flowers have wilted and fallen to the ground. Here is one of the late bloomers still on the tree. Photographed at the Olbrich Botanical Garden in Madison Wisconsin.

Just proves you don’t have to bloom first to be fantastic!


Bo Mackison is a photographer and the owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC. She is posting sunny photos on a cloudy day, and adding virtual sunshine to her afternoon.

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. Stacey Dawn says:

    Such beauty exists in all periods of life…

  2. Joanne Keevers says:

    Bo, that is so true, and a very beautiful bloom it is too. 🙂

  3. How lovely!

  4. Gandalf says:

    That would be a pretty cool photo blown up to a 36X48. Very nice.

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