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Written in stone

There has been a bit of a preoccupation around here lately with stone. Between the recent and forthcoming workshops we will have visited a fair number of stone circles, standing stones and burial chambers and it might be tempting to … Continue reading

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From Stone Chamber ~ Fleur McMorrow #writephoto

~♥~ From this stone chamber I watch seasons circle ’round Ageing eyes blur view Heart’s vision grasps so much more Yesterday is framed to please… Summer’s longest day Brimming with youthful ardor Fantastical hopes Continue reading at  Word-Whelmed Woman

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Clearing Back the Years by James Elkington

Reblogged from Walking with a Smacked Pentax: The Panorama Stones in Ilkley are an oddity. Situated next to a church just outside the town centre, and surrounded by a 5 ft high steel fence with a locked gate designed to … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: Stories unknown

We had driven to Fortingall to see the venerable yew, but it just happens to be in the grounds of a church, so it was inevitable that we would take a look around. We do seem to spend a lot … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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