The last three mandala have stamen-that’s because they are at the heart of all flowers, also at the heart of the seed making goal of the flower – to provide for the next generation. Waxing philosophical here.
I’m surprised sometimes going back over mandala for the year to find ones that jump out at me. This day lily was one, The Christmas tree is going up today!
Yikes – it’s December already and Christmas is 22 days away! I have a wreath on the door and that’s about it. Good thing there are still a few more days ahead. Image is the center of a hibiscus.
Buzzing by to say – Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving!
I’ve been gathering photos of Service members in our family- many have served. Thank you!
Just like columbine flowers with their long spurs and many stamen, this one yellow.
Since the first killing frost has hit, the flowers are memories of summer past. This is a dahlia, first time I’ve had them bloom in my garden. I liked the flower and now need to protect the roots from freezing to see if I can get it to bloom again next year.
Spider in mandala and having a bite to eat.
It’s October – time to be spooky. When I took in my house plants for the fall this spider came along with the staghorn fern. When I discovered her I gently but quickly removed her and her web to the outside, where I took some pictures. Whew! She is well camouflaged and quite big about a quarter in size.