red zinnia photograph taken at Allen Centennial Gardens in Madison Wisconsin

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Third in a series of a red zinnia portrait. Taken at Allen Centennial Gardens on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wisconsin.

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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. Oh.. I think this is my favorite. Love the detail..the intense color..the dof!

  2. All of the red zinnia photos are great, but this one really rises to the top. Outstanding work!

  3. I agree that all of the zinnias are great, but I’m drawn to the first one. I like it best. In deference to your other followers – I respect their choice. To each her/his/their own.

    • Bo Mackison says:

      That’s why I take lots of photographs of one flower, Gandalf. Lots of perspectives, lots of choices for favorites. Each speaks to a viewer in a different way.

  4. Lovely zinnia series, Bo. This one is my favorite. 🙂

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