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Colorful Mandala Designs Made From Flowers And Plants By Kathy Klein

By • Feb 19th, 2014 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Other

Kathy Klein, an artist and “lover of plants, animals, people and the divine presence within all,” creates beautiful flower mandalas, which she calls “danmalas,” out of intricate arrangements of natural plant parts. Klein, who is based in Arizona in the U.S., has a deeply spiritual process to creating the mandalas, centering herself in a meditative devotional space as part of the creative process and drawing inspiration from “the golden sound residing within perfect silence.”

The World’s Most Dangerous Hiking Trail

By • Jan 7th, 2014 • Category: Latest Posts, Photography, Travel

Mt. Huashan in China features a death-defying cliff-side mountain climb that brings daring visitors to a tea house 2,160 m (7,087 ft) up on the mountain’s southern peak. A network of dangerous and precipitous trails allows access to the mountain’s five summits, each of which has a religious structure like the tea house on the southern summit. The paths have been reinforced due to a recent influx of tourists, but they are nonetheless dangerous, and carry a reputation for fatal falls.