The source image for today’s mandalas was a scene found on the stone strewn beach of Lake Ontario when I was there in September.  The entire scene was less than 3″ square, so it’s a bit amazing that I even noticed it along this mile long beach filled with stones of all sizes.  Something about the leaves curled up in the shelter of those stones, and the contrast of the dark brown curl against the white stone caught my attention.  What was even more amazing was few minutes later and a few hundred yards down the beach when my friend said, “There’s this perfectly curled brown leaf against a white stone over there that I want to show you.”

I love this image just as it is, a perfectly composed still life but I thought it would be interesting to see what patterns were hidden within.  As always, there were, indeed, some interesting and lovely patterns to reveal.