11 August 2008
An unusual amenity
We have a labyrinth at our new house. A real live, visible-from-space, classical seed pattern turf labyrinth. A labyrinth is distinguished from a maze by the fact that there is one single path to the centre and the reverse path leads you out. It is impossible to get lost. You set your feet on auto and go, losing sense of direction and distance as you progress through.
It's built on an alvar meadow and the paths are solid limestone. There are wildflowers, frogs, snakes and fossils all inhabiting the labyrinth.
The limestone provides a glimpse into life in a tropical sea 400 million years ago during the Ordovician period.
All in all, a beautiful place to wind up.