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Poetic Mead – Paul Andruss

Reblogged from Odds and Sods: Cauldron of Inspiration warmed by the breath of nine maidens (Celtic Myths and Legends by Charles Squire with illustration by Ernest Wallcousins 1912)   Mead is an alcoholic drink made entirely from honey, or honey … Continue reading

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Still writing – Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: I thought I’d take a wee break from my self-imposed blogging and social media embargo to let everyone know I’m still here. I’ve really missed reading posts and being on Facebook, but have to admit … Continue reading

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Arch – Bob Fairfield #writephoto

Bare walls where once pictures gazed down and smiled content in their task, ransacked, the gospels in the glass now gone the sins of the world, through the arch revealed let in with the cold of despair Source: Bob Fairfield

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Cowpers Cross – James Elkington

Reblogged from Walking with a Smacked Pentax: High on Ilkley moor, near a Roman road, lies this lonely, ancient cross. Thought to have been erected in the 12th century, it lies next to the ancient trackway between the towns of … Continue reading

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Down the Snow Stairs

It has been a weekend of inclement weather. When the Siberian winds finally dropped, the snow fell, closing roads and making even the shortest journey hazardous. Snow always takes me back to childhood, even when it is inconvenient or the … Continue reading

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… a thousand words?

I was reading an article that tells how much a picture can attract our attention. The inclusion of a single image can increase the likelihood of someone stopping to read an article, sharing it or, indeed, making it go viral. … Continue reading

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Caisteal nan Coin Duibh – ‘the Castle of the Black Dogs’ by Jo Woolf

Reblogged from The Hazel Tree: Ten minutes’ walk from the hazel grove (described in my previous post) brought us alongside a field of rough grass and bracken that rises quite steeply to a natural rocky outcrop. Built into the top … Continue reading

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