Read more about the article The pepper tree berries
Dahlia, hollyhocks, pepper tree berries, stock, anemone petals, pansies, feverfew

The pepper tree berries

The pepper tree berries come from my quick trip to Los Angeles. My grandson was here for five days. We had such a wonderful time, he is such a joy.…

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Read more about the article Hi! This is Carol’s grandson
Astroel-dahlia, hens and chicken flowers, marigolds, strawflowers, biden petals

Hi! This is Carol’s grandson

Hi! This is Carol's grandson. The center of this mandala is a made up flower called the alstroe-dahlia, which was created by combining the petals of an alstroemeria and the…

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Read more about the article It’s not about perfection
Hydrangea, alstroemeria petals, fraises du bois strawberries, radicchio flowers

It’s not about perfection

It's not about perfection! I often have a race with the light when photographing my mandalas. If the sun is too high, the light coming through the skylight is too…

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Read more about the article Feeling so much gratitude today
Hollyhock, clay beads, clematis

Feeling so much gratitude today

Feeling so much gratitude today. In spite of the pandemic, the political scene, etc., my life is full, and today is a good day. I've already been on one walk, and…

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Read more about the article Evening light in July
Dahlia, breath of heaven, daisy petals, zinnias

Evening light in July

Evening light in July. There's a skylight above, and two large windows on the west and north sides of the studio. This can make it hard to get the lighting…

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Read more about the article This one I love.
Hydrangeas, bracken fern, larkspur, osteospermum, nasturtium petals

This one I love.

This one I love. Haven't been feeling very inspired the last couple of days, but last night I saw the bracken in the north yard, and felt the movement it provides, and…

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