different kind of circle

Just for fun, I was playing around with “tiny planet” distortions – they also make a circle! On the way home from the mountains, I, as passenger, take photos. There is one place on 6th Ave just before you turn into I-25 where there is a good view of the Denver skyline. The result is the mail box building and others made circular!

bug wing

Always liked the patterns on a bugs wing-thus todays selection. Up in the mountains there weren’t many bugs yet, but still lots of snow high up.

Grape Hyacinth

Grape Hyacinth Mandala- now that we have had one of the coolest Springs and snow last week, maybe we can get on with summer. It is after Memorial Day now, pools have opened, I just expect it to warm up (I Hope). Grape Hyacinths are one of my harbingers of Spring often being buried in the snow themselves. No more snow PLEASE!


I have one amaryllis bulb that blooms once a year. It outdid itself this year sending up 2 bloom stalks. This image had fine detail of the green elements beside the broad strokes of the red and white that make up most of the flower. As a side note the official snow total for Aurora’s last storm was 4 inches – my measurement came from stepping into the backyard with a ruler.

may snow!

After Mother’s Day it’s supposed to be OK to put tender plants out with the expectation that it will no longer freeze. It was 32 last night with SNOW. Forgot to take down the umbrellas so one is broken, another bent under 8 inches of wet heavy snow. Oh well, this to shall pass.

pussy willows

Pussy willows are a fun plant in the spring, with their soft fuzzy catkins. My grandson discovered them on a trip to the zoo, so I ordered a pair one for him and one for me!. The bare root plants came yesterday, so they are heeled in in pots for the moment. the pussy willow and tulip in the mandala were at the Denver Botanic Gardens in an arrangement at the front door the beginning of May.

may the 4th be with you

We had beautiful weather over the weekend. Some of the crystal blue ski seen in this mandala and sat out in the sunshine this morning. Will have to content myself with the memory of sunshine for the next couple of days as the clouds have moved in.

look twice

This is sort of my April Fools joke at the end of the month. If you look quickly it looks like a full faced person with triangular glasses. but in reality it is a mirror image of a laughing frog. Just for fun!

rat tail cactus

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