Reprising Their Roles

Daisy type flower from Carol Blooming Again

How lovely that Carol G’s daisy-like flowers are re-blooming!  I already picked off some ripe seed heads to harden over winter and will scatter them come late winter with sand.

And, the New England Asters compliments of Mick and JoAnn are beginning to open even after the deer had sampled them.  The Maximillian Sunflowers are holding their own, but may not bloom this year.

Turkeys certainly enjoy the labyrinth and we had a Sphinx Moth buzzing around.  Quite a

Turkeys are regular visitors to the labyrinth and often leave feathers behind.

menagerie of animals comes by each day, and I am sure I do not know the half of it.

I discovered another labyrinth in Cedar Rapids at Unity Center  3791 Blairs Ferry Road NE.  A group carefully laid out and painted a Chartres replica of a labyrinth and what a spectacular one it is!  Large, painted well with lunations and the six petal rose in the center where a number of people could stand at once.  Next to a little garden and pond.

Asters reprise their role of deer food for insect energy.

KS from church who recently discovered the 1080LaughingLabyrinth site wrote, “I have only walked ONE labyrinth in my life so far – at a hot springs near Phoenix.  It was neat.  I didn’t know what it was at the time and probably raced through it too quickly, but I still felt a smile on my face while doing it.”  She felt the essence of labyrinths!

A labyrinth is painted on a parking lot in Ely, IA, there are some in IC and all across Iowa.    This site lists many in Iowa, including mine.  Such fun is developing from this!  Rich and I will go to see the labyrinth at Battery Park on Manhattan Island that was created on the first anniversary of September 11.  What an excellent idea for healing.

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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