Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The purple/red color of the outside of this yucca bloom struck me as beautiful. Yucca is a desert plant - Colorado has been as dry and as hot as a desert this summer. My heart goes out to all those threatened by the fires now burning in Colorado and elswwhere in the west.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Bee on a milkweed plant. There are bees all over the Botanic Gardens. The milkweed plant has a multi flowered head which creates various star shaped patterns in the mandala. The individual flowers are themselves star shaped with 5 petals.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Every so often I use the cross form - it makes for dynamic shapes combining circle, square and cross, all very powerful ancient shapes. Above is a succulent with the growing tips pointed outward. I liked the subtle gray blue colors toward the edge.