The land remembers
Abandoned bones bleached by time
Seeing the future
Greed and need ignore the signs
The earth weeps for her children
The photo for this week’s prompt was taken at Barbrook III stone circle, one of the most difficult circles we have managed to locate. We had walked miles in search of it, and would have missed it yet again, had the bleached bones of a skull not marked its centre.
Barbrook is a very special site, and it is not limited to this discrete circle, but is spread across a wide swathe of moorland, just above the city of Sheffield. The site consists of a necropolis of over fifty cairns, one of which has been partially reconstructed, two true stone circles… Barbrook I and Barbrook III, where the prompt photo was taken, and the enigmatic Barbrook II, which seems to contain all the elements of cairn and burial place, the small standing stones of a circle and the form of a roundhouse. There are earthworks, alignments both geographical and stellar, and an ancient settlement across the stream that separates the lands of the living from the realm of the ancestors.
Thank you so much to everyone who took part this week! Once again, there were too many reblog all of the posts, but they are all listed below, so please click on the links to read them and leave a comment for the author! Thank you too, to everyone who reblogged the prompt, round up and the individual resposes!
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A new prompt will be published later today. I will reblog as many contributions as space and time allows, as they come in… and all of them will be featured in the round-up on Thursday.
As there are usually too many contributions to reblog all of them every week, and so that we can get to know their writers, I would like to invite all writephoto regulars to come and introduce themselves on the blog as my guest!
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Many thanks to this weeks contributors: