Lily in Orange

Orange Daylily at olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison Wisconsin

Lily in Orange © 2010 Bo Mackison

The last day lily in a series of three titled Hot Summer Lilies – all in the hot colors of summer. Yellow. Red. Orange. Photographed at dusk in mosquito friendly Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, Wisconsin.

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. That’s another wonderful burst of color!

  2. I love the blending of colors and the visual texture.

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Day lilies really do have a lot of texture, lots of interesting curves, and colors. I love these lilies.

  3. “Mosquito friendly” …. love it. 🙂

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Oh yes! Definitely mosquito friendly. I had mosquito goop on everything except my hands. Then I set my camera on my tripod for a shot, walked a few steps away to check something, and when I looked back at my camera, there were at least a dozen mosquitoes on my camera — and my camera all metal and glass, but probably had my sweat on it from the muggy evening. Oh, yes. Mosquitoes are real garden lovers, too!!

  4. lol! “Mosquito friendly.” It’s like that here too. We’re also deer fly friendly in the Bogs.

    I’ve been drawn to the color orange lately. Not sure why. This is a gorgeous example of it.

  5. Sensuous beauty!! Absolutely stunning!

  6. Ah, bright and beautiful!

  7. This is such a delightful abstract. The color, the motion, the breathtaking heat of summer, all in one photograph.

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