This one is a little different. The saguaro is iconic to Arizona, and I couldn't create a mandala of the flowers without the whole cactus. Actually, I could an probably will, but I start with this one. I photographed this nice old specimen in early bloom at the cathedral here in Tucson. It was not easy getting these pictures of the saguaro blossoms. The cactus are so tall that it is hard to get a close up of the flowers which sprout on top of the central trunk and the branches. Kevin let me use his ladder so I could knock a few down from a cactus he has in his yard, so that I could get my close ups.
I have always been partial to white flowers, so I am doubly pleased with this picture. I hope you enjoy it as well.