It finally snowed here this weekend.  Last Thursday it was more like a late spring day and family members were actually eating their Thanksgiving dinner out on the deck.  For Central NY State that is extremely unusual.  By Saturday afternoon, however, normal had set in and it was starting to snow and has continued ever since.   So these mandalas seemed fitting for this blustery snowy day.

In August, we visited our daughter and her family in Switzerland and one of the day trips we took was to see the Rhone Glacier , the source of the Rhone River, high (very, very high ) up in the Alps.  A cave has been carved out of the glacier so that you can actually walk into it and be enveloped by it’s silent frigid atmosphere.  The patterns and textures of the glacial ice were just beautiful and I took quite a few images not really sure what I would do with them.

As you can see in the original source image there is not a great amount of detail or contrast in the image but still you can almost “feel” the cold.  So I wondered what sorts of mandalas this icy image would create.  I do think they are appropriate as the icy, snowy weather blows down upon us.

I must admit I am not a fan of winter but the beauty of these pleases me nonetheless.  Are you happy to see winter arrive in your part of the world?

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