Thanks to a group of wonderful volunteers we were able to create this beautiful addition to the yearly Ely Winter Festival.
We started by finding out the dimensions of the area we had to work with. Then decided on how wide we could make the paths and walls within that space. This site was great for step by step directions in figuring it all out: https://labyrinthsociety.org/make-a-labyrinth/3448-2-determining-the-measurements
If you’d like to find a labyrinth in your area or on your travels this is a great resource: https://labyrinthlocator.com/
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May Tranquility find it’s way into your life!
I practiced on paper to understand the steps in constructing a labyrinth by using the link above for building a labyrinth.
After discussing how to begin without marking up the outside of the labyrinth with our footprints we decided to create two paths in for easy snow removal with wheel barrows.
Starting with the cross in the middle and creating the center, and then the center wall we were able to measure and create the outer rings, each ring at a time.
A gracious neighbor lent us their snowblower as it was becoming challenging to remove the snow by wheelbarrow and the rings were getting bigger and bigger requiring more effort.
We then filled in the walls that were removed for easy snow removal.
The amazing crew! These wonderful volunteers spent their Saturday afternoon with me shoveling snow as I walked and marked the paths. This effort took 4 hours and will be around for weeks and hopefully a month or more of enjoyment.
Beautiful snow feel for the week creating soft edges and the finished Labyrinth.