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!

Night Blooming Cereus


Night Blooming Cereus with border made up of its leaves.  Such a spectacular cactus flower.  It blooms only for one night but that night is spectacular.  Large and with a beautiful fragrance there are hosting parties throughout the country to celebrate them blooming.

Bird of Paradise Bloom


The bird of paradise represents joyfulness, freedom and paradise.  The border of the photo is made from images of the bird of paradise leaves.

Marvelous Magnolias


Enjoy the beauty of magnolias year round with this beautiful image of the flowers that proclaim spring is here.



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

Passing By


In the practice of fung shui koi is said to attract good luck and fortune.The Koi here are surrounded by a frame of ferns..

Lotus Trio


The lotus is symbolic of enlightenment and good fortune. Here you can see the lotus in its various phases, bud, bloom and seed pod.

Water Lily Reflections


Ancient cultures around the world have associated water lilies with gods and spirituality.  In the Hindu and Buddhist traditions it is a symbol of enlightenment.




The national flower of Mexico, dahlias are often a symbol of inner strength and power.  The border of this image is made from a pattern of ferns.



In Hawaiian culture the plumeria flower is a symbol pf positivity and is used in leis to celebrate special occasion. It has the most wonderful scent!

Deco Plumeria


In Hawaiian culture this flower is a symbol of positivity and is used in leis to celebrate special occasions.



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