High Summer Walks

Ed_1080_Clouds_Close_10-14-2010A steamy July day with threat of storms didn’t deter some dedicated and interested folks from visiting Winding Pathways to walk the Phoenix Harmony Labyrinth.  In fact the weather added to the energy of the afternoon.

Author and artist, Sandy Cannon, of Des Moines PinkSlip Studio arranged to stop at Regis Middle School’s labyirnth and 1080 Phoenix Harmony Labyrinth. We  connected right away and the possibilities are lovely to think of building out the circle of labyrinth lovers. She sat meditatively for a spell and then found a nook and wrote.  So many interesting sights, sounds and smell stirred her words.

Bankers Trust staff and some clients came for a chat about creating wondrous yards.  From economics to food to preparedness, Winding Pathways shared options for visitors.  Most are easy to do:  Turn off lights and water when not using.  Install water barrels to catch and then re-use water on gardens. Create small pollinator pockets. Even a deck with patio plants and herbs livens up a “yard” and invites in beneficial insects and cheerful summer birds.

Here is a photo album of some of the sights from the afternoon

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About marionpatterson

From the Heartland: Marion is a master educator, writer, Veriditas Trained and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, 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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