Red Zinnia Abstract

Red Zinnia Abstract © 2010 Bo Mackison

I visited the Allen Centennial Gardens in the evening hours and found a bed of red zinnias awash in the last of the day’s light. I seem to be enjoying zinnias this summer, a flower I haven’t had much previous acquaintance with. I found many perspectives from which to shoot, including this close up taken parallel with the flower. I had a great time at this red beauty’s portrait sitting.

I’ll be at the Summer Art Classic Fine Arts Festival at the Courthouse Square in Baraboo, Wisconsin on Saturday August 14. If you’re in the area, stop by my booth and say hello.

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. Very pretty, Bo!

  2. Beautiful perspective. The petals seem to say, “Come on in. We’re expecting you.”

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