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.

dried leaf

Liked the texture of this dried leaf and the star that formed in the middle. No red for Valentines Day, but celebrate anyway!

dead plants in the snow

Sometimes the simplest things make an interesting picture. The color of the dried vegetation popped against the white snow and the shadows gave more interest to this mandala.

more snow

It’s cold and blustery out there today no blue sky and the snow is not accumulating on the branches because of the wind. So this Mandala is from earlier storm with blue skies coming and snow balanced on the branches.

snow balancing on branches


We finally got some measurable snow! We need the moisture and it is pretty to look at – just not to shovel.

snowy branches

thinking of spring

Thinking of Spring! Already have received about 6 seed catalogues, so even businesses are thinking of Spring! A wildflower from the mountains.