Springtime has arrived and for me that means long days and crazy busyness of transforming gardens from sometimes bare earth into glorious wonders
I love the plants that grow from seed in my garden. I raised them infancy to maturity. I know them better than those I buy already growing.
When I walk my sweet dog Sarah, or my son and his fiance’s sweet dog Sienna, I get to spend time really looking at trees.
Today I didn’t walk my dog. Sarah is recovering from successful surgery to remove a tumor. She comes home tomorrow. So I look at the tree [...]
Yes it is that blue time of year when I miss the blossoms and greens of plants. I once had a psychic tell me I lived in Atlantis and my job was to help in the creation of new flowers that would bring healing with their beauty.
This poem was shared by two dear friends. It was written by E Klingner, a friend of those who gave me this poem.
To me it says so much. The words ” until routine becomes ceremony” and “disregard detours – a trip around the world when you prefer instead [...]
A few months ago I discovered that I could save the native persimmons from my backyard for puddings and bread. A few weeks ago I discovered another type of persimmon while walking my son’s and his fiance’s dog when I visited them in California.
My Aunt Lonna’s* fairy houses are some of the most creative sculptures I have ever seen. The sweetness is seen in each detail of these creations made from nature’s materials. I know the fairies were guiding my Aunt to find the perfect mushroom, acorn, branch, roots, moss and other fairy delights to use [...]
The women of my family have given me a lineage of shared love for beauty and creativity. I feel the thread of hands and heart working together to create home, garden and family that has been passed down from generation to generation. This feminine power sustains me. Although my mother is gone, her presence comforts [...]
The leaves are turning and the weather is chilly. Nature provides the perfect inspiration to create and see mandalas.
These fall inspirations were created by Christine Torlina at her country home.
The plan to teach a course at The Mandala Center in New Mexico didn’t happen. Not enough people signed up. BUT Plan B, to create mandalas in New Mexico at a silent retreat Monastery did happen. Yeah for grander plans than our own. I really needed a quiet easy time to [...]
MONDAY MANDALA INFORMATION, INSPIRATIONS & MEDITATION
MANDALA PROMPT – AIR
This week’s theme – air – is inspired by week seven’s mandala called “Sacred Elements of Life: Air, Earth, Water, Fire”. Air is our atmosphere. It holds the oxygen that sustains our life as we and other animals breath. It [...]
MANDALA PROMPT – WATER
This week’s theme – water – is inspired by last week’s mandala called “Sacred Elements of Life: Air, Earth, Water, Fire”. The balance of the four elements sustain life on earth. [...]
This beautiful mandala by Corlita Bonnarens is the inspiration for this week’s mandala prompt. As we enter the middle of 100 Days for Mandalas (today is day [...]
Humankind has made marks of patterns and images upon many surfaces. Those that have survived the longest are on stone. Nature herself makes patterns and images in many forms of creation. Take time to see mandala patterns – [...]
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MONDAY (actually Tuesday) MANDALA INFORMATION, INSPIRATIONS & MEDITATION
This mandala was created by Tina Sparks in honor of her sister Cheryl who is now in the prairies of South Dakota for four days celebrating the Sun Dance. Tina and her sister are part of the Lakota tribe and the [...]
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