Tag Archives: Abbey

Going West: The Poet’s Yew

The rain continued as we walked from the Abbey to the church, the sky heavy and grey. Even the shelter of the trees was not enough to protect the lens from the constant drops, but it began to ease as … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones ~ Into the Highlands

We had pumped up the still-deflating tyre once again before leaving Kinross. In spite of all assurances by the mechanic, there was obviously some kind of problem and the winding roads of the Highlands are unforgiving. It was to be … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History VI: Nice weather for ducks and Drake…

  It was raining when we finally found our way through the mists. It was still raining when we arrived in Tavistock, to be welcomed by a surprising figure. Sir Francis Drake… privateer to Queen Elizabeth I, circumnavigator of the … Continue reading

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The land of the ‘stone father’

At the heart of an ancient landscape is the Dorset village of Cerne Abbas. The village grew up around a Benedictine Abbey founded there over a thousand years ago and it is still a place where folklore, myth and legend … Continue reading

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Microfiction #writephoto: Carp by Jane Dougherty

The stream ran over the ancient stones as it had done for almost a thousand years, but the carp pool was empty. No fish had grown fat in its crystal bright waters for so long that few remembered what the … Continue reading

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Five days: 5 – Lover’s knot

The final photo challenge day… and I choose this simple picture. Nothing spectacular, just a bit of worn stone. But it is a special thing to me, a lover’s knot carved on the base of one of the pillars of … Continue reading

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