Mandala Monday ~ Spring Equinox

A couple of mandalas I created last week on the Spring Equinox…

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I had to create them indoors, because in reality, this is what it looked like outdoors here on the first day of spring…

Well, technically, this photo isn’t from ‘here’ in Minnesota where I live, it’s in Wisconsin where my daughter is, because I spent the first day of spring over at her place.  It wasn’t the most beautiful first day of spring as far as the weather goes, but the temps were mild, and hey, at least that creek was no longer frozen!

Even if the weather had been more spring-like, I couldn’t have spent the day traipsing around outside anyways, because I rolled my ankle 2 weeks ago and have been having trouble getting around.  It was all I could do to take the short walk from the car to the little bridge where I snapped this photo.  Oh, but the sound of that moving water was such a wonderful thing to hear…

Thankfully, my ankle is improving and I’m able to get around a little better each day, but it’s taking much longer than I expected.  It’s been extremely hard on me being laid up, especially with the warmer weather we’ve been having lately.  Omygosh you guys, I neeeeed to be outside!  😥

So anyways, I went out and bought myself some fresh flowers, and like I mentioned in my last post – it was just what the doctor ordered!  It’s really amazing what a difference fresh flowers can make in lifting one’s spirits! 🌸

The little bouquet that I picked out was called “Touch of Spring Mix” and was perfect for the first day of spring!  Here are a few photos I snapped of the flowers that I didn’t use in creating my mandalas…

And I know I already shared this next one in my last post, but it’s just so lovely, I wanted to share it again…

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I may play around with them some more – create more mandalas, or press them for future creative projects, but right now I’m just enjoying their lovely, fresh presence in my home…

I also bought myself some daffodils, cuz I’m greedy like that haha!  Actually, I bought the daffodils first, but they took a couple days to open. I buy fresh little bundles of daffodils every spring, because I need them, it’s almost like a craving…

Mmm so yellowy and bright!

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I had a lovely time with my daughter, creating mandalas and celebrating the first day of Spring.

Here are a couple photos my daughter snapped of the mandala she made.  She had an idea to create something using eggs because it was Ostara…

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And here is a photo she snapped of my little Grandie-loves.  I’m just throwing it in for good measure, because I spent the first day of spring with them too…

I can’t even handle how freaking adorable they are! 😍 I love them so much! 💕

[Fun fact: It just so happens that both the sleeper that my Grandson is wearing and the nightgown that my Granddaughter is wearing are things I saved from when my daughter was little.  How special it is to now see my Grandchildren wearing them.] 

 

Happy Monday, Happy Spring, may your day be filled with beautiful things!

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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24 responses to “Mandala Monday ~ Spring Equinox

  1. Stunning mandalas; excellent photographs; lovely children

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  2. Beautiful flowers, photos and mandalas Julie! I love that you treated yourself to some flowers. They make a huge difference for me too, but it’s been a while since I treated myself to any. I’m glad you could spend time with your family while your ankle is healing. I love that you saved the clothes that they’re now wearing. ❤

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    • Thanks so much, Brad! 😊
      It always feels like a bit of a splurge to go out and buy flowers for myself, but I really needed it – especially since nothing is blooming here yet. I hope you’ll have the opportunity to treat yourself to some flowers too if you’re needing them. 🌸
      Spending time with my daughter and my grandchildren is always a special treat for me, I miss them so much since they moved away. 💔
      I saved quite a few of my daughter’s clothes while she was growing up. I started out saving them because I thought I’d have more children, but then as time went by and I didn’t, I held onto them for sentimental reasons. I’m so glad I did because it sure is meaningful to me to see my precious grandchildren wearing them now! 💕

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      • Well, I’m glad the clothes have stayed in your family and heart. ❤ I kept some of my childhood clothes and then never had kids so they went away. I could easily buy some flowers. Maybe this will be my nudge to just do it! 🙂

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  3. Beautiful mandalas, beautiful grandchildren! So sorry to hear about your ankle. Take care of you so you can get out and enjoy spring! It’s dismal here today. Your flowers are exactly what I needed to brighten my day! Much love, dear friend. ❤️🌸🌷🌼

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    • Thanks so much, Dorinda! Oh, I’m so glad that the flowers brightened your day! 😊 The sun is shining here this morning, but it’s looking pretty grimy outside after the snow melt (it’s in that ugly stage), and I’m feeling eager to go out and do some cleanup in the yard. But the ankle definitely isn’t up for that yet.
      Much love to you too! ❤🌷🌼🌸

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  4. This is such an uplifting post! Beautiful flowers and sweet kiddos, the best life has to offer. 🙂
    Glad to hear your ankle is mending, having done the same a couple years ago, it takes time, so be patient with it, some things are worth waiting for. 🙂

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    • Thank you Eliza, it makes me so happy to hear it was uplifting! 🙂
      Thanks too, for the encouragement about my ankle – it’s kinda weird how difficult it’s been for me being laid up. Especially after enduring two knee replacements, you’d think it wouldn’t be that big of a deal. 😉
      Hope your week is off to a good start, wishing you beauty and joy today! ❤

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  5. Beautiful photos and mandalas – I love the second one with the wisps of green. I hope your ankle improved soon.

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  6. Your grandbabies are adorable!

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  7. So sweet, Julie–everything about this post. Happy Spring to you!

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  8. Glad the ankle IS getting better. The creek photo is really pretty, we’re just tired of seeing it IRL, hm?
    I need to be outside too! I’m ready for garden work. I have the urge! I wanna clean up and trim and be ready for the burst!
    Also, I’m ready for some fresh flowers all up in my house. The Mister will be out tomorrow, I will ask him to pick some yellows up!
    Your grandies are precious cherubs! That sleeper does look like a cozy 🙂

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    • Thanks Joey! Yeah, that creek is lovely – even in winter, I’m just longing to see the color green again. I too, am feeling eager for garden work, but I gotta take it slow and easy with the ankle. “Precious cherubs” is the perfect description for those little loves! 😍

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  9. Beautiful flowers.Nice photos

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  10. Such beautiful grandies Jewels along with your artwork. Hope your ankle heals soon and you get to get out more. Yes, fresh flowers is definitely you, as is your beautiful appreciation of all things beautiful 😊

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