labyrinth is a great gathering place, far cheaper than a swimming pool
and easier to maintain, usable year round, and can be even more fun.
While we applaud the installation of labyrinths in parks and hospitals,
churches and schools . . . . . just as public swimming pools serve the
general public . . . . . we think there is appeal in having your own private
labyrinth. In ours, we set up lawn chairs and enjoy the great outdoors
with guests. I (Michele) tan myself, write letters, conduct council
meetings, watch clouds and birds with my grandson, charge packets of seeds
before planting, clear out old energy from garage sale purchases, and
so on. It's like having a chapel next to our house. It's a
great place to dance, read, meditate, lay in the fragrant grass, walk
in the rain, sing or hum at the top of my lungs, and entertain.
After a while, you don't even have to walk your own. Just going
into it gets me into the alpha state. Our pets prefer it to any
other part of the yard.
Are they easy to build? Yes and no. If you love geometry and understand its principles, and are used to working with your hands, and have a clear flat space, not so much hard, but there are tricks and pitfalls and it's time-consuming unless you know what you're doing. But it need not be as expensive as some of the prices I've seen quoted around the Internet. Oh, my goodness! Do they take a long time to build? Depends on what you're building them out of. We'll be glad to share what we know and we will endeavor to keep our fees within a range you can afford, either consulting, helping with the labor, or doing it all ourselves. E-mail Michele. with your questions.
We have consulted and built seed kits for the Baton Rouge Labyrinth Project and various individuals, including these designs:
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