Pale Purple Coneflowers

Prairie Flowers Pale Purple Conneflowers

Pale Purple Coneflowers © 2010 Bo Mackison

My first wander through the Wisconsin prairies this summer – a feast of color. The pale purple coneflowers were in full bloom and danced merrily with huge stands of  orange milkweed. There were a few tall yellow compass plants, towering a good five or six feet high and bright orange wood lilies, too. Plus the waving grasses.

I so love the prairie in bloom.

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:

    Great photo – The shallow depth of field works beautifully.

  2. It looks almost like a painting. Beautiful. 🙂

  3. That’s a “ballet” of coneflowers.

  4. Lovely coneflowers and I love the prairie in bloom too. Have a great and safe 4th!

  5. Very pretty. I agree with the dancing comment as well. Like little ballet skirts. So great.

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