Sunday, July 16, 2017

bee on echinacea

A blog I follow called "The Still Blog" has a description of "the word echinacea comes from the greek word for hedgehog (echinos), because of its spiny central cone" I thought it interesting that sometimes in different places we are looking at the same thing.

Saturday, July 15, 2017


My last trip to the Gardens had lots of bee pictures, so thought I'd turn them into a mandala. This flower is a purple Echinacea and the bee's wings happened to line up to make another circle within the circle.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Hot Day Hot Flower

It really is hot again and as I was scrolling thur my Mandala this one just looked hot. It's an orange poppy. I'm sure its the orange color!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

4th of July

Sometimes a plant provides a mandala shape all on it's own - with no help from me. Skeleton of an allium blossom.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


From bright colors to a pastel orange - still a flower. This time a sedum. I like the stem patterns formed in the middle, too.

Friday, June 16, 2017

mostly red

If you look back several posts - I like color green, purple, yellow, and now 'mostly red'. Flowers are a very appropriate subject for color and they have interesting shapes!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Yellow Columbine

I just like columbines; like the arching of the spurs; like the stamens in front. I like that the blue ones are our state flower. Above were taken at the Botanic Gardens, but they should be showing up in the wild, soon!