Magic and Wonder

“I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful — an endless prospect of magic and wonder.” – Ansel Adams

While similar to those of the Elegant Botanical gallery, these images are further enhanced by elaborate nature image frames that are interesting in and of themselves. These frames are created specifically to complement the main image and highlight the magic and wonder that is nature.


Lotus Awakening


Lotus in the morning sun.  The lotus is symbolic of enlightenment and good fortune.  It is surrounded by and image of the underside of water lily pads — yes, they really are that colorful!

Resting Dragonfly


Dragonflies are such busy creatures not wanting to sit still for long.  Here is a dragonfly resting briefly on a dry seed pod surrounded by a froggy frame.



Bird of Paradise.  This flower is native to South Africa but also grows in Hawaii (and our sunroom).  This flower is said to represent magnificence, royalty and paradise!

Flying Saucer Cymbidium


Orange Cymbidium Orchid with an orchid borders.  Notice the flying saucer that appeared at its center. Orchids symbolize love and beauty.



Koi fish are said to attract good fortune, luck and abundance.  The border is of the ferns that are reflected in the water.

Lotus Debut


The lotus is symbolic of enlightenment and good fortune. The lotus pictured here is surrounded by lily pads and reflections of papyrus. It is where this lotus grew up.

One Night Wonder


Night Blooming Cereus. This is such a remarkable flower. It blooms for one night and smells divinely. The border is made of ferns.



Stargazer lily with fern background. Lilies are symbolic of prosperity, purity, royalty, passion and renewal.