Well the refurbishing of the labyrinths went well, and took very little time.
A light rain fell as we arrived, making setting up our camp a little uncomfortable. Other than that the weather was mild, although the nights were starting to get chilly. We were very aware of the dryness of the area, and apart from one night, there were no campfires. That one was put out very carefully with a couple of buckets of water.
The first labyrinth was made of fallen branches around 2000 and has held up well over the years. Once the inner path was raked and the leaves pushed to the branches, it looked as good as new.
The second labyrinth was constructed about 5 years ago by digging a path and using the soil to make low walls. Fallen branches from the property were also included and over the past couple of years I have dug the path a little deeper and put the earth over the previous low walls and wood. The entrance is opposite the wood labyrinth and they mirror each other. The walking experience is quite different in each.
This year I also added more leaf litter and hopefully, when the rains return interesting things will grow in the walls. It would be nice to put seeds in, but the kangaroos are desperate for food – they are even eating the tough reeds left in the dried up creek.
Interestingly, the animals, whilst there is evidence they have been near the labyrinths, have not made any impact on the construction.
The world can change around you, but your dream will not.
Responsibilities need not erase it.
Duties need not obscure it.
Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.