Last weekend, we visited family and friends in the small Saskatchewan city we called home for 21+ years.

Melfort, SK has a beautiful city park named Spruce Haven.

Over the past couple of years, the park has been upgraded with a labyrinth and a wood spirit area.

The local wood carvers group has researched and learned how to practice their art while preserving the trees.

This is a collage of their creations in the park. Each carving is much larger than the size of a human head. One must search for the carvings throughout the area, which is also adorned with fairy houses carved from tree stumps.

“He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”

St. Francis of Assissi