Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Calla Lily

This yellow orange calla lily at the Botanic Gardens was a gorgeous color and I liked the simple shape it made in repetition.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

leaf edges

The previous mandala was taken from this picture. Edges are very important in how we see the world. They define where our vision goes, stops and travels around.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Colorful leaves

Took another trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens, the tulips are out and they are starting to put up the Calder sculptures to be featured this summer. The leaves in this mandala were inside in the greenhouse, I just loved the colors.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Water Droplets

Water droplets always intrigue me. I have come close to having an upside down reflection in one, but not this time. The stair step opening on the stucco patios in Sedona made the diamond shapes in the middle of the mandala.

Monday, March 20, 2017


Down in the desert southwest there are many types of agave, this one happens to be a variegated version growing in the red rocks.

Monday, March 13, 2017

different angle same church

This is not the front on view in the mandala but still a version of the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona Arizona. I love that it is built into the rocks. Grounded.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona, AZ

This is a hard building to photograph, because the best view of the whole building is from right below and there is really not much parking there. We were lucky - all you need is one space - which we found. The building is a big box with a cross in the window, simple but beautiful. I had one judge at photo club say why make it a circle it would stand just as well as a single shot. So I'll let you judge, I'll post the original shot tomorrow.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017

sunset clouds

On our way to Arizona just before Flagstaff the sky lit up in a fiery show of color. It literally lit up the whole western sky. Beautiful!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

cloud convergance

I love clouds, all types fluffy, flat wave clouds, storm clouds, sunrise/sunset clouds. This is an 8 pointed star made from 16 repeated and reversed pie pieces, which means it's only a small slice of my picture. Just for fun!

Monday, February 13, 2017

orchid heart

My interest in vegetables didn't last long, I like my flowers better. Oh well, went to the Botanic gardens to see the orchid display and had fun taking pictures. This mandala is one of the lady slipper orchids they had on display. Outer ring is the striped top petal, the heart of the orchid is a small whitish glow just below that, spotted side petals - then the reddish slipper part is in the middle of the mandala. I'll post the regular picture tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

portobello mushroom

The gills of a freshly washed Portobello mushroom, so crisp but the empty center bothers me. I want to put something there. Usually I put various saying in the middle of my mandala - I have resisted, so far.

Friday, January 27, 2017


The kiwi - I love their great color and the seeds - so I made them more round than they really are. Added poster edges in Photoshop.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Red Cabbage

The vegetable isle is a source for many picture ideas. Thought I would try my hand at taking pictures of some of them. I like the intricate patterns when you cut a slice through the red cabbage, a mandala above.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


We only got 6 inches down in Denver Area, but the mountains are headed toward a record snow for January - 5 to 10 feet!! Unfortunately with that much snow come avalanches. There were many road closures for avalanche cleanup yesterday. I thought my tree out front looked like it had pillows of snow on the ends of the branches.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

color for the new year

Thought some color would be appropriate for the new year! This was a beaded star made into another star - I liked the connections the wires imply and it is certainly brighter than the gray overcast day that is out my window. Here's to a brighter New Year!