Yellow Rose

Yellow Rose from Boerner Botanical Gardens in Milwaukee Wisconsin

Yellow Rose © 2010 Bo Mackison

And I’ll send a little humor to you on this Saturday morning, the start of a beautiful weekend. I found this quote while looking for a few words about roses, and just couldn’t pass it by. Especially considering the source…I think she was a wise, inspirational woman, but obviously she was a comedian, too!

I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall. ~~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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. Thanks for a good laugh, Bo! She did have a sense of humor! Very nice shot, too!

  2. Yes – the quote made me laugh out loud!! And the image – is absolutely stunning!!!

  3. Christine says:

    Love the quote, hilarious. Photo is gorgeous. Too bad you aren’t in my neck of the woods of WI :).

  4. I’m loving your rose pictures. The soft, abstract lines make them instant favorites. The quote is pretty good, too. 🙂

  5. Great quote. I haven’t stopped laughing.

    Beautifully soft image. The rose images have been stunning.

  6. Funny quote! Yellow rose… a favorite of mine and this is beautifully soft.

  7. Ha! LOVE the quote!!! And, of course, the image! 🙂

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