Sunny Sunflower

Sunny Sunflower © 2010 Bo Mackison

Bright colors. Oranges and yellows of the sunflower surrounded by the greens of the background foliage and the blue skies. Harmony! Photographed at the Allen Centennial Gardens on the urban campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison.


Early Morning Dance

Early Morning Dance @ 2010 Bo Mackison

Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. ~ Albert Einstein

These delicate branches of tiny white star flowers were dancing lightly in the early morning breeze. They presented such a gentle, encouraging picture, I [...]

Pink Hibiscus

Pink Hibiscus © 2010 Bo Mackison

Hibiscus have been the size of dinner plates this summer. And in the brightest of colors, too. This hibiscus was photographed at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison Wisconsin.

‘Esther’ Dahlia Visits Festival of the Arts in Glen Ellyn IL

'Esther' Dahlia © 2010 Bo Mackison

I’m posting another photograph of ‘Esther’ dahlia, easily my favorite flower of the year. She has posed for me many times this summer.

‘Esther’ will be on display along with many of my botanical photographs this weekend at the Festival of the Arts in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Seeded [...]

Blue Lupine Abstract

Lupine Abstract © 2010 Bo Mackison

While looking through my files for a few photographs to print for my upcoming art show, I accidentally popped open the catalogue of the photos from the Pacific Northwest trip I took earlier this summer, and this abstract of a blue lupine opened on my screen. I was [...]

Grass Explosion

Grass Explosion © 2010 Bo Mackison

Macro photography. An abstract of seed-exploded grass. Photographed at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison Wisconsin.