Category Archives: Magnolia Tree

Blizzard in the Labyrinth

Snow pellets stung like needles as the wind hurled the early spring blizzard at us.  Thirty-five mile an hour winds and temperatures hovering in the low 30s – not cold yet dangerous because of the ice it forms on roads, … Continue reading

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1080 Phoenix Harmony Labyrinth Rising

“To every thing there is a season.” The past few years I have been dismayed at how the 1080 Laughing Labyrinth prairie grasses have taken over the seven circuit Classical labyrinth we designed and created in the front yard.  And, … Continue reading

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Trimming Fall Seeds and Attitudes

The 1080 Laughing Labyrinth felt overwhelming this summer as the aggressive prairie grasses dominated over the more sublime domestic and native forbs.  Little mums hardly poked through the tangle. Daisies cowered under the intrusive tall grass. The sublime Bleeding Hearts … Continue reading

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Pink and White Petals

Though sparse, the magnolia blooms in the front yard are still spectacular. An old tree that has seen its share of storms, wind, wildlife making their homes in the trunks and on the leaves and boughs, and using it to polish … Continue reading

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Surprise PhotoBomb in the Laughing Labyrinth

Surprise Photo Bomb in the Laughing Labyrinth. Continue reading

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“Surprised By Joy”

Sometimes when we follow “Guidance”, especially against our immediate inclination, we are indeed, as author C.S. Lewis discovered, Surprised by Joy. “I’ve done enough.  It’s time to rest. That’s why I am staying home today,” dictated logic, as I turned … Continue reading

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Veriditas!

Maundy Thursday.  Women’s Walking Workshop.Virtual Labyrinth Walk. May Day. World Labyrinth Day. Looking up labyrinths along an oval path from Cedar Rapids to McAllen, Texas, and back via Arkansas. Frelinghuysen Arboretum Labyrinth. The report that several people, interviewed about the … Continue reading

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Reiki One Labyrinth Walk – Metaphors for our Lives

Life is change.  The labyrinth is perhaps one of the best metaphors to explore this.  In the Laughing Labyrinth winter’s long and bitterly cold stay is evident.  Buds of the magnolia tree are sparse and hardly opening.  But, they are … Continue reading

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The Walk before The Walk

Amused, I followed the paralleling deer tracks in the Laughing Labyrinth.  They, too must be on a mission.  Indeed, a food mission for the tracks dual split off   a third of the way around the Labyrinth.  Headed to the neighbor’s … Continue reading

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Approaching Solstice

After the guided meditation honoring this time of rest, dormancy and death/shedding/transition, I walked the 1080 Laughing Labyrinth on December’s World Peace Meditation Night.  Even through a thickening cloud cover, the moon reflected enough of the sun’s energy that its … Continue reading

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