Wild Columbine

Columbine at Owen Conservation Park in Madison Wisconsin

Wild Columbine © 2010 Bo Mackison

A wild columbine seen on a hike through the Owen Conservation Park’s wooded area. Not quite open, its petals have not yet separated and flipped outward. The columbine is quite unlike any other flower even though it is related to the buttercups, anemones, and marsh marigold. It blooms in southern Wisconsin from May through July. My favorite woodland wildflower.

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. Marcie says:

    Such exquisite detail. Love the color here!!

  2. Gandalf says:

    That is such a nice photo. The detail of the flower with the soft background.

  3. Beautiful. I can see why it’s a favorite.

  4. This is a great photo, as are the last few posts. I like!

  5. Pretty 🙂

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