Zinnia’s Crown of Yellow

Zinnia's Crown of Yellow

Zinnia's Crown of Yellow

A true summer flower, the zinnia, dressed in the spectrum of hot colors – bright yellow and deep orange. I have always loved the crown effect in the center of the flower, the yellow ring much like a crown. A queen of a flower!


Bo Mackison is a photographer and the owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC. She is enjoying summer and the continuous show of flowers the season offers.

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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. Zinnias are such beautiful flowers. I love the way you captured this one, Bo.

    We planted columbines this year instead of zinnias, and they didn’t do well. I miss the zinnias. I think I’ll try both next year. That way I’ll still have the Queen of Summer around to look at. 🙂

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Columbines are biennials, they drop seeds one year, flower the next. I find they get stronger as the years go by. Started with a couple of plants from my grandmother’s old garden site, now I have a huge patch.

      I like the idea of both — columbine are rather short-lived, and an early bloomer. Zinnias come a bit later but last most the summer.

  2. That’s gorgeous, Bo! What a beauty!

    • Bo Mackison says:

      They are one of the most striking of my garden flowers. I think it;s the hot summer colors that get so much attention.

  3. I love the colors in this photo, so vivid and rich

  4. Gandalf says:

    that one jumps off the monitor. Wow!!!

    • Bo Mackison says:

      If it jumped off the monitor is it on your desk, or maybe you put it in a vase of water… 🙂

  5. This is gorgeous! How in the world did you get this in its brilliant color without blowing out? Did you photograph this in diffused light? Wowzers!

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