Recently two blogs that I read inspired me to create a flower mandala from free things I could collect in my backyard. Thanks to Lunaea http://ssbpriestess.typepad.com/lunaea/ and also Joanna http://www.gaiansoul.com/2012/05/flower-mandala/ for the lovely idea! My mandala is not nearly as beautiful as theirs, but I had fun creating it! It started to rain as I collected and arranged my materials, and you can see the raindrops on the petals. I really enjoyed making this and would like to do it again soon with other things I can collect on my daily walks.
My midsummer flower mandala: