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haiku my heart ~ Marking Time

Shadows, standing long,
moving time throughout the day…
My heart rooted, here…


This beautiful seven-circuit Santa Rosa Labyrinth was completed in the Fall of 2010. Because of a tight budget, we used weed cloth covered in bark and Noyo River stone to delinate the lines of this design at the edge of Knox Presbyterian Church's community garden that feeds many families and people in our city of Santa Rosa, California.

My dear friend Michael Mugridge of Burbank Rentals saw how over time the labyrinth was needing more care. Bark breaks down into earth and weeds sprout from the top layer.

He has taken over stewardship of this labyrinth and hired the services of Cisco & F.B.Landscape to replace the bark with decomposed granite. There is stlll much more work to be done, but these photos will show you some of the progress made so far. Soon, the children from the church's school and daycare will be able to run splinter free in this labyrinth... and a solid path will emerge for the adults who go to enjoy this lovely space...


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Reader Comments (12)

something about the simplicity of the stones makes this one of my favorite labyrinth's. What a lot of work is going into this!


January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

What a beautiful, mystical place. And great words.

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnthony North

Wonderfully penned and inspiring haiku ~ Wow! ~ love the photos of the labyrinth ~ Frigid winter weather here ~ so labyrinth walk here till Spring probably ~ Carol

(A Creative Harbor) ^_^

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

So beautiful Lea... thank you for your thoughtful comment on my blog is good to reminisce... so healing, yes?

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Hegfield

Love the contrasts of moving and standing in both your haiku and photos! Exquisite!

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWabiSabi

i have never seen a stone labyrinth. such soft guidance given off by the arching shadows.

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterirene

A rooted heart is a steady heart, not easily blown hither and thither by winds of change!

New Haiku: None to Rescue

January 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMagical Mystical Teacher

Oh this is truly divine!
The work involved...the care given...
I imagine all the thoughts that "happen"
while working...all like little prayers blessing
the paths and the meditations of the people
who will walk this beautiful labyrinth. ♥♥♥

January 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpriti.lisa

Oh, how I love a labyrinth...This one is lovely ! How wonderful that it's stewardship is cared for so lovingly as well.
Happy Weekend !

January 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKim Mailhot

Such a wonderful project in all ways...thank you for sharing this spiritual place!

January 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDawn Elliott

This is a wonderful labyrinth, i would love to be able to walk it!

January 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

seeing this reminds me that I would love to walk a labyrinth! hurray for those who care enough to volunteer!

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNonnie

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