Sunday, June 8, 2014

Earth Sanctuary

If you have never been to the Earth Sanctuary in Freeland, leave yourself a couple of hours to meander through this sacred and beautiful garden.  Enjoy the sounds of the Bullfrog, Eagle, Osprey, Owl and many other creatures.  Visit the the many seating areas that overlook the Fens and Ponds and just listen.  Somehow listening to the animals allows you to listen to yourself.

"The Cottonwood Stone Circle, built in 2006,  measures 40 feet in diameter,  was originally made with 12 standing stones 11' high.  More inner stones have been added since and are arranged to artistically complement the symmetry and formal geometry of the 12 stones.   Inspired by the Callanish Stone Circle in Scotland, a line of standing stones was added  on the West and the East and two outlier stones were placed to dramatize the North-South orientation of the stone circle."
Friday was beautiful and warm, despite the rain (of caterpillars).  I wore a big brimmed hat to deter the creatures, but they loved my paint palette and water dish.  I could imagine them swinging off the trees to the small watering hole I use to moisten my paints.  Ugh!  They were even hard to pick off my pants because of all their little feet holding on and saying NOoooo, don't dump me!
One can't help the feeling of sacredness while standing within the stones.  Prayers come naturally for peace and friendship.

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