after the The Labyrinth Society Gathering  2002   all photos (c) PAXworks  

NOTE: as many of our friends attending the Gathering were aware, I drove 2300 miles from Indianapolis and made a few stops along the way, below are a couple highlights of the journey from the center!   click on thumbnail for larger images JR

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Upon leaving Sacramento, I drove through Gold Country to Yosemite Valley where smoke from a 'controlled burn' gave a mystical quality to this view of the valley.

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Yosemite is a photographers paradise! The stillness of the Merced River  gave an opportunity for peaceful reflection.

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I took along an 'environmentally friendly'  finger labyrinth as I toured the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. The wood in the labyrinth has an ancestral connection to the 2500 year old trees.

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The next day I headed for Las Vegas, NV which required driving across California's windy dusty Mohave Desert. The hills were alive with modern windmills!

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Driving through northern Arizona, My labyrinth and I chose to stop and visit with some even older wood....

  225 million  year old petrified wood !

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In Santa Fe, I visited the Labyrinth in Milner Plaza built by Marty Kermeen last year.  It has unique echo chamber characteristics in the center, and I tested them with my new Yucca Didjeridoo.  (Made by David Blonsky) As I played, a Coyote on the nearby hill chimed in and howled a duet to the pure amusement of the people on the plaza!

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I pulled off the interstate near Pecos National Historic Park to enjoy a beautiful New Mexico sunset.  This site is near property once owned by actress Greer Garson.

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along I 40 near Groom Texas is the largest cross in the western hemisphere. You can see it for miles! The plaza includes a stations of the cross, and a Calvary hill display.  There's a similar display in Illinois along I-70.    Photo Gallery

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