Trio of Orchids

Phalaenopsis Orchids

Phalaenopsis Orchids

The sun is shining more, and the snow is melting, though I still have over a foot of snow in my yard. It will be awhile before I see flowers popping out of the ground in my neighborhood.

The next best thing is taking a drive across town to Olbrich Botanical Gardens and spending a couple of hours in the Bolz Conservatory which is Madison’s answer to tropical paradise. Yes, even in the snowy northern climes, we know how to grow hot house orchids!

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.

Comments

  1. Karen Wallace says:

    What beautiful blooms Bo! I’m thrilled that even in the snowiest of times you can see a little ‘tropicalness’…

  2. Karen Wallace says:

    What beautiful blooms Bo! I’m thrilled that even in the snowiest of times you can see a little ‘tropicalness’…

  3. Exquisite detail. WOW!

  4. Exquisite detail. WOW!

  5. Gandalf says:

    Very lovely. I find orchids to be exquisit flowers.

  6. Gandalf says:

    Very lovely. I find orchids to be exquisit flowers.

  7. Anna Surface says:

    Bo, you are so fortunate to have Olbrich Botanical Gardens close by. These are exquisite orchids… as others have stated. Lovely close-up, composition and detail bringing the flowers forth in a pop with hello faces. 🙂

  8. Anna Surface says:

    Bo, you are so fortunate to have Olbrich Botanical Gardens close by. These are exquisite orchids… as others have stated. Lovely close-up, composition and detail bringing the flowers forth in a pop with hello faces. 🙂

  9. debsgarden says:

    You have some beautiful photographs on your blog! This orchid s a wonderful color. I just happened upon your site in a roundabout way through blotanical. I will visit again!

  10. debsgarden says:

    You have some beautiful photographs on your blog! This orchid s a wonderful color. I just happened upon your site in a roundabout way through blotanical. I will visit again!

  11. Simply lovely. And they are purple which makes them even prettier!

  12. Simply lovely. And they are purple which makes them even prettier!

  13. How beautiful! I would love to have a place like that close enough to visit on a cold winter’s day.

  14. How beautiful! I would love to have a place like that close enough to visit on a cold winter’s day.

  15. Sigh. I’m so ready for spring!

  16. Sigh. I’m so ready for spring!

  17. Beautiful image Bo..I can never photograph Orchids to my liking but you really nailed this one, fine work !!

  18. Beautiful image Bo..I can never photograph Orchids to my liking but you really nailed this one, fine work !!

  19. Wonderful color and detail. Lovely image.

  20. Wonderful color and detail. Lovely image.

  21. So lovely and fun to photograph!

  22. So lovely and fun to photograph!

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