This mandala has a double inspiration.
It is the second in a series celebrating our sun and our journey into the season of the sun’s full power, inspired by the solstice.
The other inspiration is the source photo called Capsicum Chaos. Taken by my friend, Jak King at Vancouver, BC, it is a perfect metaphor for the sun. The heat implied in those peppers and their intense shades of yellow and red — ideal.
Jak posts more of his amazing photography and a selection of his musings on his blog. Check it out. And don’t forget you can click on the thumbnails of detail and source images to get a larger image.
Monday I posted a mandala of a petunia, and that’s when I learned (from you) that petunias and onions go together. Not one to break up things that go together, I offer this mandala of a red onion.
Petunias and onions are considered companion plants, that is they grow well together in the same garden bed. Not only that, they are both featured in this well known strange but funny little song that you may or may not have heard before: