Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to everyone! I like this picture because you have to look closely to see the Orb weaver spider, the shading is such that you see the cross shape before you see the spider. I found him on the underside of some outside stairs. Hope you will all come see the shows I've hung this week both up thru the month of November. One in Downtown Denver and the other at the Smoky Hill Library out east, 10 pieces downtown and 18 out east. Email me if you would like more information.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pile of Leaves

I was lucky enough to grow up with mature trees in my backyard which meant that in the fall there were leaves to rake into wonderful piles that we jumped in. My trees are mature now, but most of the leaves in my yard come from two girant cottonwoods in my neighbor's yard, there are plenty to rake into piles. My grandson likes to crunch thru the leaves with me, so I introduced him to a pile of leaves.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

after the snow

The trees still had their leaves when the snow hit, bending the branches low. Fortunately no limbs broke. Some trees dropped their leaves the day after the snow, but some are still holding onto them. Today as the sun was setting it illuminated the leaves remaining on a neighbor's cottonwood.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

first snow

The first snow is always worth a celebration. It's so white and pretty. We still have leaves on the trees so I went out to shake off this heavy wet snow. I took the camera on the next trip. On the patio table there was already 3" of snow, with snow on the plastic garden owl and a container of bubbles which added the turquoise color. The center of the mandala is the closed umbrella. Have fun in the snow!

Friday, October 19, 2007


It's time for the leaves to fall. There are a couple trees that have lost all their leaves. The mandala above came feom a simple shot of leaves on the sidewalk and I love the delicate designs in the middle. I was raking leaves with my grandson when I took the picture.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


We're a couple of weeks away from the peak of the aspen, we're into snow in the high country now. Playing with the aspen picture, I liked the angular shapes formed by aspen truncks. I've been sharing my mandala/circular images on this blog since April and having fun doing it. It has become a visual journal for me, a record of those things that draw my attention on a daily basis. Hoping you have enjoyed it too!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

engleman ivy

Engleman Ivy covers the backyard fences in green drapery most of the year, but when fall comes it turns delightful colors from orange to red. They don't last long, so I take pictures when I can. Today is a cold and rainy day a good day to take a nap!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Big red

This time of year it's to the greenhouse for flowers, this plant had a beautiful red spray of color for a blossom. Sometime they just stand out and say take my picture. I've just come back from ordering my prints for the two shows I'll be in, in November one at the Downtown TOSA and the other at the Smokey Hill Library. I ordered 30 prints and hope to hang most of them.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

original picture for umbrella mandala

The curvature of the leave gave the natural looking curve to the umbrella mandala. The small pie shape was taken just to the right of center. It always amazes me the picture that results, that's why I keep making mandala - there is always a suprise in the next on or the one after that.

Monday, October 8, 2007


This is a fool the eye picture, it reminded me of an umbrella. anyone want to guess what this is? The following is a hint: Since it's time for outside gardens to die - I took a trip to my local greenhouse and took pictures of interesting foilage and flowers.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

spider plant

Many of us have seen spider plants, not everyone knows they also have a flower. Spider plants make baby plants at the end of ariel shoots, the flowers are really not necessary for reproduction. . . there are ample opportunities to grow new spider plants from the shoots. Above is a spider plant flower, they are about dime sized. It's time to take in house plants here in Colorado. We haven't had a first frost, but it's coming. Every year when I bring them in I tell myself that I need to cut back. I especially don't need anymore spider plants.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007