Thursday, October 01, 2009

FLORAL HEAVEN

floral heavenFloral 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
hydrangea
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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Peace Mandala





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6 comments:

Mary Taveiros said...

Beautiful!!!
I love mandalas!!!

kisses
Mary

Laura Hegfield said...

gorgeous as ever. I love hydrangeas and how their color depends on the soil in which they are rooted...so much like people!

Victoria said...

I love what you did with our hydrangeas, elevating them to such a beautiful art form. I showed this to Bruce and he was amazed and truly touched....he planted and nurtures those beauties.
Thanks for the visit!

BBB said...

Another gorgeous creation Sue!

spldbch said...

I've been trying to grow hydrangeas for the past three years and the bushes are no bigger than when I started! Needless to say, I think the flowers are beautiful too and I love how you've used them as inspiration to create this stunning mandala!

healingmagichands said...

What struck me was that I thought those flowers were fuchsias until I read your post. How beautiful those flowers are and the mandala, as ever, is magical.