Elegant Botanicals

“Nature is awesome” is a theme of our website. This gallery contains some elegant examples of that. Most are taken outside our door in Michigan, at our pond and in our sunroom. They are images that captivate us with enchanting forms, colors, grace, and interplay of light and shadow. We hope they enchant you as well.



To see a lotus bloom is such a treat. When the bud opens and the petals unfold it seems to be in celebration of summer.

Red Columbine


A beautiful flower, columbines symbolizes wisdom, strength and happiness. The Celtics believed columbines to be the portal to the dream world.



The Lotus has been around for 145 million years and has been used symbolically by many religions. It symbolizes rebirth, enlightment, purification, and good fortune.

Night Blooming Cereus


This is a spectacular and a rather large flower. It opens once and only at night.  It has with the most wonderful scent that announces its presence.