The Soul of a Crocus

Soul of a Crocus

Photography amazes me. This photo is untouched except for a bit of cropping and the framing. How do cameras DO what they DO? How can a bunch of pixels capture the very essence of a crocus?  And why does a photograph like this make me wonder about the very existence of the entire universe…

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. I can’t answer your questions, but it amazes me again and again as well 🙂

  2. Sugar frosted saffron; I, too, am in awe at what my digital SLR gives.
    I had no idea when we bought it just how much pleasure it would give. Fun.

  3. This photo is truly amazing. Is this the center of the crocus? I can’t see that part of the flower if I get up right next to it. Absolutely beautiful.

  4. That’s a truly beautiful photo!

  5. yes. me too…

  6. Wow…the universe repeating itself over and over. Life and art…gorgeous:)

    You are truly an artist, Bo. I always am inspired after stopping by your blog.

  7. the colors are exquisite. looks like coral

  8. jeanabaena says:

    i love this picture! the colors are striking and the textures of the stigmas are incredible.

  9. Beautiful. I so agree with what you had written. Photography amazes me also, and I see what I haven’t seen before. I love what you had written: “…very essence of a crocus… “the very existence of the entire universe…”

  10. Amazing richness of color and intensity of the crocus. It’s what we need after this winter, for sure.

  11. nicole, UHDD ~ technology and art seem to co-exist in this matter quite well.

    gandalf ~ my offspring – the scientist one – claims they are stigmas. I know nothing more than that. I guess I could have looked it up, but…

    montucky ~ thanks, m.

    rick ~ some of us are born to wonder, I guess.

    susan ~ thank you for your kind compliment. I’m glad you can visit frequently.

    jpt ~ a true compliment from you. yes, they do look coral-ish

    jeana ~ thanks. I love to see you visit.

    anna ~ deep words sometimes escape on my blog. shrug. 🙂

    quinn ~ thanks, we are definitely raring for spring to come nd stay put for more than a day.

  12. wow, this is just amazingly awesome!

  13. Very beautyfull photo ! Nice colours !

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