Floral Heaven (Circles of Beauty and Light) © Sue O'Kieffe 2009
source image: hydrangea buds
O let us live in joy, although having nothing! In joy, let us live like spirits of light! ~Buddha
Hydrangeas are one of those flowers that keep on giving and giving. They begin blooming here in the early spring; and now, on the first of October, they are still producing buds. Offhand, I would say this is the third mandala I have created from hydrangea blossoms, and this one is a beauty.
What a pleasure it is to visit friends' gardens and fill my eyes with the wonders they see every day where they live.
I love the elegance of this image, the nurturing blues and greens set off by the high spirited purples and pinks.
Seven is a sacred number of the ancients. Pagans honored the number seven because it is comprised of the numbers three and four. In goddess tradition three is feminine and four is masculine, so seven represented the union of masculine and feminine, a sacred wholeness.
Wouldn't this mandala make a lovely wedding gift?
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