Read more about the article Three more days!
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Three more days!

Three more days - my shoulders will drop for the third time. First was for Biden/Harris, then GEORGIA, and now Inauguration. Praying that all people be safe this week. Pansy,…

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Read more about the article Four more days
Lorapetalum leaves, rhododendron flowers and seed heads, silk tassel tree buds, a volunteer potato, small amber topaz beads, rose hips

Four more days

Four more days until there is less to fear from he-who-will-not-be-named. In the meantime I'm making mandalas, and being grateful for the richness of my life. This journey combining gardening/photography/art…

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Read more about the article Nine More Days!
Iris foetidissima seed pods, feathers, hellebore, wallflowers petals and buds

Nine More Days!

Nine more days and I'll be back to fully enjoying the color orange again. Nine more days until we can get on with the work of restoring our democracy. There…

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Read more about the article So much going on!
Sand dollar, cotoneaster berries, parrot feathers, mexican orange flowers, horsetail fern, dried dietes seed pods, succulent rosette

So much going on!

So much going on - seriously. I just found out that my book, Flowers for a Pandemic, will be ready for pick-up next Wednesday or Thursday. It's two weeks early…

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Read more about the article Hydrangea Leaves – Huzzah for 2021!
Hydrangea leaves, horsetail fern, strawflowers, loralpetalum leaves, red alder tassels, and smoky topaz

Hydrangea Leaves – Huzzah for 2021!

Hydrangea leaves, horsetail fern, strawflowers, loralpetalum leaves, red alder tassels, and smoky topaz Hydrangea leaves and flowers are probably my most used "ingredient" for the botanical mandalas. Their colors change…

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Read more about the article Escape the circle
Geranium, redwood branch tips, sea urchin quillw, breast bone , dried toyon berries and unidentified flower buds from Stunt Ranch Road Trail, madrone bark, abalone shell

Escape the circle

Thinking about how to escape the circle.  Much as I love it, sometimes the pieces seem like they're all the same.  Is that the circle, or the choice of plants…

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Read more about the article Happy Boxing Day!
petunias, horsetail fern, clay beads, boxwood leaves, madrone bark

Happy Boxing Day!

This botanical mandala was created on Boxing Day, December 26, 2020. Boxing Day is traditionally the maid's day off. My friend Aggie says she makes it her day off. Wikipedia…

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