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Thyme travel
Steven Gunther

Thyme travel

Creeping thyme isn't strong enough for rough activities like soccer, but it handles ordinary foot traffic with ease. That's why Lynne Blackman chose it to line the paths of a classical labyrinth at her Del Mar, CA, home.

Like a giant rug laid out on the grass, blue-gray thyme is soft underfoot. River cobbles mark off the path's edges.

Lynne and her husband, Vernon, walk the labyrinth regularly. Children, who don't yet appreciate the rewards of a meditative pace, race through it. 

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