Here’s a bit of a photo post…

I’ve already mentioned all of the detail… and all of the love that has gone into the restoration of the beautiful little cottage that we’ve made our temporary home…

But, now I want to tell you about “The Special Walk” (which is what the kids call it).

The owner of the house, Heleen, calls it a prayer walk… and the detail she has created on this little river-side journey is astounding!

The beginning of Heleen’s prayer walk starts with this red doorframe (just a little taster of what’s to come!)…

prayer walk entrance

… once you walk through the red door, you need to keep a look out for all the tiny details and treasures she has installed along the way.

Every now and then, there’s a rock or branch with a meaningful scripture or prayer beautifully painted… or there’s an artwork etched out of stone.  You never know what you’ll find, or what’s in store behind the next corner.

We also found mushrooms… porcupine quills… feathers… and – of course – Heleen’s little love-letters and art installations….

Occasionally, just off the path, she has created special little quiet spots… with tree-trunk seats and pretty views of the stream (I think she designed them as prayer-places).

At the end of the walk, stone steps lead the way to a beautiful, shady picnic spot – right next to the river… and a large stone beautifully etched with the words:  “Dit is vol bring” meaning “It is done” or “It is finished”.

I’ll let the photos tell the story…


Joah and mushrooms