Saturday, January 31, 2009

SIGNS OF SPRING

spring burst mandalaSpring Burst Mandala - (Circles of Spring Series) - © Sue O'Kieffe 2009
source image - ornamental plum tree leaf buds

plum tree budsYesterday on a morning walk I noticed the ornamental plum trees are starting to bud. When I first moved to California more than twenty years ago, watching these delicate pale pink flowers blossom while the world east of this coastal paradise was blanketed in snow excited me no end. I would suspect that by this time next Saturday the trees will be totally in bloom.

I hope over the next couple of weeks to follow the progress of this plum tree's opening. It is such a pleasure for me to record the natural beauty of my surroundings that inspire me so.

This is my 241st blog post. When I reach post #250 in about two weeks, I will be announcing details for an opportunity to win a mandala intuitively created by me for the winner. Stay tuned for more details.

And don't forget to visit my analog blog, Sue Doodles. Change is in the air!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sue! Absolutely Fabulous! Ahhhh spring is coming ...but for me next tuesday predicts 45 cms of snow...will come back and sit with thie Mandala ...! You are sooooo good!!!!

simonne

Feltique said...

Hi Sue,
Love your mandalas, I am working on one made from felt. Have never done a mandala before. But I am very fond of circles.
I have given you a blog award, a butterfly award. check out my blog to claim your award.
Keep up the inspirational work.
all the best.
Krishna in Australia

Fannie said...

Hi, Sue. Your digital nature mandalas are inspiring. Thanks.

Kate Jobe said...

Way cool...It looks like it is made from feathers.

© Mandala - Radek Dobke said...

nice Mandala :)

The Artful Eye said...

Your Spring Burst Mandala reminds me of a dream catcher.

John said...

This one exudes life - fearthers of warm gods at play inthe heavens lighting up clouds near sunset.....

todfay it might be 50 degreees here....cannot wait to thaw.

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

I see that you are still the master mandala maker. You are the MMM. It's a title you could carry. This one of the plum buds is especially lovely, but all of them usually are. You outclass everybody else. I will go see your doodles next.

CHEWY said...

I see Sea Anemones... ocean flowers... well they are really animals, but you catch my drift. (smile)

Ann Christine Dennison said...

It is amazing what can be achieved by a humble photo!