Yellow Lily – A Photo Visit in My Garden

Yellow Lily at Chicago Botanic Garden

Yellow Lily © 2010 Bo Mackison

It’s a cloudy day in Wisconsin, a good day to share this bright bit of yellow – a day lily photographed at the Chicago Botanic Gardens this past weekend.

I sooooo wanted to call this photograph “Lello Lily” in honor of my youngest who pronounced the word ‘yellow’ by substituting ‘l’ for the ‘y’ — and did so long after she could easily say the word ‘yellow’ correctly. She simply loved the way it sounded. Often another family member would call something ‘lello’ also — it always brought on the giggles.

She will so love the sound of these two words combined — ‘Lello Lilly’.

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. Ah my, this is gorgeous in its form and shape as well as simplicity with the Bokeh background.

  2. Gandalf says:

    Lellow Lilly and Lello Jello 🙂 I love the form you’ve captured. The moves from left to right down the flower to the stem. Very interesting.

  3. I like Lello Lilly. You should go ahead and call it that. It is your artwork after all. 🙂

    It’s very beautiful, Bo. 🙂

  4. I like the perspective of that shot. Very nice! We have a lily like that and it had a blossom yesterday and another today . Called “Happy Returns”.

  5. Oooooh! This is definitely in my mental favorites. I love the lines, the color, the overall feeling I get when I look at this. It’s a very sophisticated flower, I think. ….. lello. Hehehe.

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