She has run out of lollipops! Seems that when she offered a lollipop to those that would come play with her in the first post on the Great Maple, lots of you responded. She’s quite apologetic and even a bit embarrassed for running out, but she’s also very excited about having so many new playmates.
This post came about when I looked over the remaining work I had on the Great Maple. I realized that there was still some very cool, and very trippy variations left that needed to see the light of day. Or at least the light of a post, lol. So I’ll keep the chit chat short and get right to the visual information.
Here’s some more looks at my favorite tree…
Love that mandala-like center area and the way the branches spider web out. The leaves form some really interesting shapes and symbols along the axises and the colors are so very organic-with-a-twist fall.
And another variation…
Ooooo… that DMT green shows up in this one and sets itself off amidst those purple blues. And check out that center area. Very Mayan/Aztec to me in flavor. The axises are loaded with symbols, faces, figures and such. Blow this one up and check out the intricate and delicate lines. Click it once and then click it again for some delicious retina stimulation.
And here’s a look at the bark of the Great Maple…
Bark is extraordinary when put into the process. It just seems to explode, revealing all sorts of interesting things. And it has such an ancient, spiritual feel. And quite the mandala it makes. I may have to do a whole series on bark, not only from the Great Maple, but other trees here in the Garden of Eternal Happiness. The combination of the silvery grey blue against the deep, royal purple and black just really works for me as a visual aide in focusing for meditation. You may wish to try it.
Your comments, thoughts, opinions and insights are warmly treasured and serve to help while away the evenings when the staff here at The Square is not sleeping peacefully on the couch or rooting about the Garden enjoying the rich aromas of autumn. So, if you have any, share them.
Yours in re-visualizing the observable,
P.S. Thank you Zengirl for all your help, insight and the caring, loving heart you give to me.