Presence Mandala - (Mandalas for Peace Project) - © Sue O'Kieffe 2009
source image: ornamental plum tree blossoms
I have been following a neighborhood ornamental plum tree since here and chronicling its progress in photographs and mandalas. After a week of rain followed by some yummy sun, the buds have fully opened. I can't remember when I have followed any growth quite so closely or been so intimately connected with a non- human living thing. I felt joy watching the honey bees already gathering pollen. Trees buzzing in February. Hurray for longer days of light.
I hope you aren't toooo tired of pink by now (but February is the LOVE MONTH after all, and nothing says love like pink)
The mandala speaks to me of being present, open, ready for life. It says, Yippee I'm here.
When we operate from our hearts, then life really feels like a gift. That's why they call it The Present, yanno.
I would love to hear how this mandala speaks to you.
Oh yea, and I am playing Neko Case today because she sings like spring.