Category Archives: Landscape

Magical mornings

It was a luminous dawn, the world blanketed in a thick cocoon of frost against the darkness and silence of a newborn morning. The sun rose, pale and gold, strewing a million diamonds on the tarmac path; setting a fire … Continue reading

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The long night

The seasons turn as we approach the turning point, the Solstice…  the longest night… just three short weeks away.  And yet, the sky is beautiful this morning, a clear, deep blue graced with the lights of heaven. The world is … Continue reading

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A foggy morning

I scrape the ice from the windscreen, looking with little enthusiasm at the heavy pall of fog that blankets the world. November… we’ve done well to make it this far without ice on the windows. Even so, my fingers are … Continue reading

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Alternative archaeology

‘Shadowing’ is the apparent… and disputed… reproduction in the stone of many ancient monuments of prominent features in the landscape. A monolith in a stone circle that aligns with and captures the shape of a nearby peak… the capstone of … Continue reading

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To Greet the Dawn

I wandered nto the living roomat four, having given the whole sleeping business up for the night.  Ani raised one ear and an eyebrow then curled up tight and refused to budge. It is odd though, now that I do … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Chasing Memories

A very long time ago now, I had a wonderful job that took me, every weekend, driving around Britain. By the time I reached Scotland, I knew… barring disaster… whether I would have some time to spare before I needed … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Mysteries on Loch Ness

After the incredible experience of Clava Cairns, it was probably just as well that our next destination was not far and would offer no more than beauty to bewitch us. I have camped on its shores and ‘showered’ in its … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: The Butcher’s Stone…

““Culloden,” he said, the whispered word an evocation of tragedy.” Outlander: Voyager, Diana Gabaldon We had turned off the main road to Inverness, and were heading down the ‘B’ roads in search of an ancient site we wanted to visit. … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Sacred Earth

The weather was looking none too promising for the final day of the workshop, but at least it wasn’t really raining. It seemed incredible, under the heavy grey of the sky, that we’d had the clear weather-window the night before, … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: The High Way of the Fairies

We…well, okay, I… decided to take a shortcut from our stopover to our destination. ‘Shortcut’ may not be entirely accurate. Taking the main roads would be nine miles shorter in distance, the roads would undoubtedly be faster and with less … Continue reading

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