Tag Archives: ancient stones

From serpent to salamander

From the serpent stones of Arbor Low, we headed to the village of Youlgreave in search of tea and salamanders. There is a pub that provides the former and a church that provides a superb glimpse into the history of … Continue reading

Posted in albion, Ancient sites, Churches, Photography, symbolism | Tagged , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Snow and serpent stones

The temperature had dropped by lunchtime. The sun was playing hide and seek and the clouds, already ominous, were becoming heavier as we headed out towards the great stone circle of Arbor Low. The site had been the inspiration for … Continue reading

Posted in albion, Ancient sites, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

A day of gifts…

Tuesday morning, we picked Nick up and went to meet the girls. We took the long way round… just to share the morning and the moors. It was reasonable weather, chilly and windy but dry…and that was all we needed. … Continue reading

Posted in albion, Ancient sites, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Making things happen

We left the girls in Bakewell, arranging to meet the next day. Stuart and I had to reunite Nick with his electric wheelchair so that he could get himself to the youth hostel in Hathersage, where he would be staying … Continue reading

Posted in albion, Ancient sites, Love, Photography, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 47 Comments

A Monday in Bakewell

The Monday after the workshop, we headed for Bakewell. Nick was happily ensconced in a hotel in the centre of the Derbyshire town while Alethea and Deb were tucked away up the hill. We were to meet at the church … Continue reading

Posted in albion, Ancient sites, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Aligned with the Raven…

On the Sunday, after the workshop was over and we had packed the cars, a small group of us headed off on what had the feel of a pilgrimage. The rituals of the weekend had been inspired by the land … Continue reading

Posted in albion, Ancient sites | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Squirrels and stones

With the car bursting at the seams, I completed the drive north for the workshop. Picking up Stuart on the outskirts of Sheffield, our first port of call would be cross-country to collect a crystal that would be a symbolic … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient sites, Birds, mystery, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments