“If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
The beautiful photo used for this mandala was taken by Sherry King when she came across these enormous rose hips on a recent trip to the Yukon. First Nations people have a long tradition of harvesting and drying the vitamin-rich berry for use all winter, and the BBC reported their potential as an arthritis treatment a few years ago. Whatever their practical uses, I think they are beautiful, in a peculiar sort of way.