Low Tide Mandala

Craig and I hiked down to Chuckanut Bay at low tide on the day before the full moon.
Where water meets land, magic always happens . . .

Inhaling the scent of wild Nootka roses on the path to the beach . . .

Admiring the Chuckanut sandstone, as sensuous as sculpture . . .

Seeking treasure in the tidepools.

Then we gathered bounty from the shore, and made a mandala . . .

. . . out of cedar, sea grass, beach stones . . .

. . . alder leaves, crab legs . . .

. . . and a Nootka rose.

My sweetheart wrote a message in the sand . . .

And a few hours later, the high tide rolled in and took our offering back to Mama Ocean.

Full hearts.

Blessed be.

8 thoughts on “Low Tide Mandala

  1. Beautiful shoreline mandala, Joanna! I love the combination of the greenry and flowers of the land with the crab legs and pebbles of the waters. Delicious!

  2. I love your gorgeous mandalas. I was inspired to make my own, and I posted pics on my blog (with a link back to you crediting you for the lovely idea!) I especially love your seaside mandala!

    1. Wonderful, Jennifer — your flower mandalas are sweet, and gorgeous!
      Let’s make nature mandalas all summer long!

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