I started to create these earth offerings, after the Almeda Fire, which started 3 blocks from my house, and tore through our valley in September. I walked to the pond the day after the fire. Ash covered my shoes as my heart ached for the loss and devastation from the fire. Intuitively I started to collect flowers from my garden and take them to the burned areas and make mandalas around the burnt trees. I gathered seed pods and acorns, leaves and pines needles to create these offerings. I sent prayers and gratitude to Mother Earth, for healing and the transformation that comes with fire.