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.