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Sunflower Love and Mosaic Mandalas

Sunflower Mandala by Margaret Almon
Sunflower Mandala by Margaret Almon, glass, dichroic and smalti on slate, 5″

I planted a sunflower seed when I was 8 years old, along the side of our house.  I was enchanted that the black and white streaked shell could be opened like a gate by the green sprout within.  My father went on a sabbatical when the sunflower was still shorter than me, and we moved to Texas for the year.  I came across letters from Mrs. Firth, our next door neighbor.  I was worried about my sunflower, and had written to her, and she reassured me that it was fine. The growing plant is a wonder.

One evening I went with Stratoz when he needed to water his school garden, and there was a sunflower taller than he was.  I took some pictures of it in full stature.

Stratoz and the Giant Sunflower. Photo by Margaret Almon.
Stratoz and the Giant Sunflower. Photo by Margaret Almon.

One of the first mandalas I ever made in mosaic was a sunflower, and to discover there were orange ones was a bonus.  I return to sunflowers again, and admire their beautiful faces.

Sunflower Mandala in Nutmeg Designs Etsy Shop

More Orange Goodness at my Orange Tuesdays Pinterest Board.

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