Hot Summer and Labyrinth Growth

How amazing that in this extremely and consistently hot summer that the plants in the labyrinth are doing pretty well.  Some Hosta that get more sun than they like have burned leaves but are generally OK.  The Prairie seeds have sprouted and some are up quite high – Maximillian sunflower, Black eyed Susans, Partridge Pea.  And, the bright daisies that Carol Gorman gave me are simply spectacular in the summer.  Just as the Oriental Lilies were in the spring. Funny that the lilies in the back yard where the soil is sandy and the grass is sparse, are doing really well.  Cinnamon Roll is gorgeous and a lovely yellow, fragrant lily complement the deck and back of the garage.  Out front the soil is heavy clay and the lilies have to compete with the grass.  Last Sunday in a storm I dug columbine from church and transplanted them into the labyrinth.  So, when the “old” Peoples church is gone, something of it will survive in our yard.

The entryway stepable herbs are doing wonderfully by and large.  The Scottish moss doesn’t like this dry stuff, so I use the water from the dehumidifier and that accomplishes two things – waters the thirsty plants and recycles the water from the house.

Sparkly rock glows even at night.  Big Honkin’ Rock anchors down the east side and adds balance.  And, with Reiki skills and contemplation I see the wonderful energy emanating from the Magnolia Tree in the center.  Sometimes hurts my eyes.  My mantra is:  “Observe the beauty, appreciate the beauty, absorb the beauty and let it flow into you to fill you up.  Then, share the energy from this beauty as love.”

About marionpatterson

From the Heartland: Marion is a master educator, writer, Veriditas Trained and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, a member of the Veriditas Council, creator and workshop promoter, and environmental educator. A Holy Fire II Usui and Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki Master Teacher, Healing Touch Spiritual Ministries Certified Practitioner (HTSM-CP), Advanced Integrated Energy Therapy practitioner she seeks to connect with others in their knowledge and spiritual quests. She leads Healing Talking Circles using the principles embraced by indigenous populations and in Restorative Justice Circles. She and her husband, Rich, co-own Winding Pathways LLC and live in Eastern Iowa. "Encouraging people to create wondrous yards." Go outside and Play!
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