“I invite people to get a little crazy once in awhile — especially during these tough times,” says Lacombe resident Marsha Duggan, who created a maze at her summer property. (Photo submitted)

Labyrinth is a gift to neighbours

Lacombe resident encourages others to use their imagination

Lacombe resident Marsha Duggan was feeling a little tired with COVID-19 and wanted to do something creative at her summer home.

Duggan, who has always held a fascination for labyrinths and mazes, felt her getaway in Breton, about an hour’s drive north, would be the perfect place to express her creativity.

So, she decided to mow a maze into the property.

“There are steep hills in spots, so there are some places I can only push up in spots, and others, I can only drive down. I considered that and the greater area, and then I just started mowing,” she said.

The project started small, but after seeing the results from above — after her husband attached a GoPro camera to a kite — she was impressed.

“I can say, no one was more surprised than me on what the outcome was. It turned out pretty cool,” she said.

The labyrinth has two exits and is about 1.5 klometeres long. The maze has even turned into an attraction for Duggan’s neighbours.

“In the area out there, there was a cougar sighting down the road. My neighbour who lives out there full time, doesn’t have much walking room and has to walk down the gravel road. It can get dusty, so I have invited my neighbours to walk it anytime they like,” she said.

Duggan encouraged others to use their imagination more often.

“I invite people to get a little crazy once in awhile — especially during these tough times.

“Explore whatever comes into your mind, because we are often limited. Our imagination can still be free and there are so many things we can do and then share it with others,” she said.



todd.vaughan@lacombeexpress.com

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