Zinnia Petals

Zinnia Petals © 2010 Bo Mackison

Fourth in a series of zinnia photographs. Photographed at the Allen Centennial Gardens on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison.

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. Perfection. Beautiful perfection.

  2. The textures at the tips of the petals are especially pleasing. I can almost feel the softness as I loook at the picture…the tiny little dots as well.

  3. Exquisite detail. Love how the fuschia pink fills the frame.

  4. Thanks for showing us a level of detail we’d miss otherwise–and a color we can bookmark and visit in winter, when it will be soooooo welcome!

  5. I love how the photo captures the petals as they are unfurlling their sales.

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