On the Ground Looking Up

Dahlia 'Esther'

On the Ground Looking Up © 2010 Bo Mackison

Another view of the ‘Esther’ dahlia, this time from the ground, looking into the dahlia foliage. Photographed at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in 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. Gandalf says:

    I love how the lines converge and disperse through the “green” part of the plant. (you can tell i’m not a botanist.) Beutiful photo.

  2. I like it! From time to time it’s good to see the supporting cast.

  3. Very nice. Those petals still make me smile with their beauitful colors, even from the back. 🙂

  4. So pretty!

  5. As I go backwards..each is more and more beautiful than the last. Stunning!!!

  6. A view often overlooked. Nice one….

  7. I think this is one of my favs, Bo. Just lovely. Catching up on your work today!

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