St Andrew’s Episcopal Church Labyrinth, New London, NH

A lovely labyrinth in New London, NH at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Set in a corner surrounded by trees with two sentry trees, this is a satisfying  labyrinth to walk. Many types of rocks form the boundaries and small seedling pines have begun to sprout.  Leaves on the path made a lovely rustle and the sun sparkled through the maples. This experience was especially rewarding since a dear friend, Jane White, drove me right to it.  The creators paid attention to the ambiance of the entire setting so that pilgrims feel tucked in, safe, and yet, part of the whole. The rocks are so New England with granites, schist, and slate.  One of my favorite rocks, is this granite with coarse grain size that promote recognition of the major minerals. Pink orthoclase feldspar,whitish grains of quartz or muscovite, and black biotite or hornblende.  Smoothed off by river action, perhaps, this granite stone grades the labyrinth.


And, just to remind us of how strong we are in frailty is this charming little white pine seeding emerging from among the rocks. A lovely experience on a crisp autumn day in New Hampshire.

Protected by rocks, emerging from sterile soil.

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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