rat tail cactus

The patterns made by the rat tail cactus strands is interesting. Always inspired by the way natural patterns come together.

cloud flower

On the way to see a friend there was a neat cloud in the sky. This mandala reminds me of a columbine with it’s 5 parts and long spurs. A strange image on the 20 anniversary of the school shooting. So sad.

white forsythia

The opening of my white forsythia was delayed by the latest snow. They will open next week with the warming temperatures.

spring has sprung!

Crocus are up! 3 cheers! The red-winged black birds are singing up a storm. I’m sure there is still a snowstorm or two out there but things are starting to grow!

late Christmas cactus

Kept looking for flower blubs to pop up outside, but it’s been too cold. But my Christmas Cactus decided it had one more bloom in it! Spring is officially here on the calendar – so I expect something to come up outside now! it is supposed to be in the 50’s all next week.

exploring the light

This mandala was juried in to the Exploring the Light 2019 show Exploring the Light will run from March 13 – May 12, 2019 at the Lone Tree Arts Center and is presented by the Lone Tree Arts Commission and the Lone Tree Photo Club, with support from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Exploring the Light Opening Cocktail Reception Saturday, March 23, 1pm – 3pm
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street
Music, light appetizers and a cash bar


My shrubs were all covered in snow this morning 8.5 inches! Sun is out so it is melting and the wind is blowing it out of the trees. A bit of a surprise but the moisture is welcome. The evergreen twig presented interesting patterns in this star shaped mandala.