A few years ago, I captured this tree after the first heavy, wet snowfall just prior to Christmas.  As I was getting in the Christmas mode yesterday, all of a sudden I realized I’d almost forgotten about this post.  And I hadn’t created any mandalas yet (at least not ones that I could share just yet).  For some reason I thought of this image of the snowy tree and began to play around with it.  I think I had used to make just one mandala when I was first figuring out how to make them, but have never created any more with this image.  As usual, some pleasant surprises were hidden there.