Green Leaves Mandala 2 by Beth Sawickie

Green Leaves Mandala 2

Green Leaves Mandala 2 by Beth Sawickie

This mandala was created from an original photograph of a cat bird sitting on a limb of a tree amid green leaves.

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This mandala is 7th in my 365 Days of Mandalas & Photos Project.

You can see the first mandala I created using the same image HERE.

Here is the original image I started with:

Bird in Tree

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Herring Gull in Winter by Beth Sawickie

Herring Gull in Winter

Herring Gull in Winter by Beth Sawickie

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I shot this photo of this beautiful Herring Gull during the 2nd week in December.  It was flying over Barnegat Bay in Seaside Park, NJ.

It was COLD! And I forgot to bring my gloves with me – brrr!

It was worth aching hands to get to see this magnificent bird.

In previous years I would barely pay attention to gulls.  I thought of ’em as all just pesky shore birds that wanted to steal my boardwalk fries (and they will!).

They truly are beautiful.  I especially love how the light shines through his largest feathers on his wings.

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Bird in a Tree by Beth Sawickie

Bird in a Tree

Bird in a Tree by Beth Sawickie

This image was created from a photo I took in early June.  I “think” this is a cat bird.

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Gifts of the Seagull Mandala


This mandala was created from my original photograph of a Herring Gull soaring on the wind over Barnegat Bay in NJ.

Seagulls represent curiosity, clarity and freedom.

Curiosity can lead us to soar high and get a total overview of a situation – see things from a different perspective.  This can lead to clarity on a situation which can lead us to choices that ultimately bring us freedom.

Gifts of the Seagull Mandala by Beth Sawickie

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These Gulls are all over the place “down the shore” and beyond.  You’re sure to be sharing the beach with them just about any time of year.  And you’ll find them more inland – local ponds, lakes and parking lots!

When they are gathered in large numbers the chances that you will be – um… christened…by one of them is great.

I remember being down the shore with my parents.  My Dad reaches over and says “what’s that in your hair – looks like a string….”.  Yeah…so NOT a string….a dollop of seagull poop making it’s way down my head.  Ah….memories!

Supposedly… being pooped on by a bird is good luck.  Either that, or my parents were just trying to make me happy about being defecated on by a bird!

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