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

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

a rose

Took a trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens, they have a lovely display of roses.  They had just watered so there were water droplets on the petals.  Beautiful flowers as always.

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.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


This is my octopus in the aquarium, just his suckers on the side on the tank and a white dot that sort of sparkles at the end of the 6 arms near the middle.