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A Thousand Miles of History XXXII: The wells of the wishing tree…

“Ooh!” My companion, well used to the consequences of such exclamations, braced himself as I swung the car off the road we were supposed to be taking and onto a narrow lane. The sign was intriguing and, although we had … Continue reading

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#writephoto – The Spring by Helen Jones

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another lovely #writephoto prompt, courtesy of Sue Vincent. Here’s my response to this week’s image: Squat and heavy, the stone sat next to the little spring, which was all boxed in and bricked … Continue reading

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 Spring from pensitivity #writephoto

Dip your toes In the water here, Crisp and clean, There is nought to fear. Feel the rush Of sensations new, Let your troubles Trickle free of you. There’s magic here Older than the hills, Continue reading:  Spring #writephoto

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Wellspring #midnighthaiku

Chalice Well, Glastonbury, has been in use for over two thousand years. The chalybeate spring has never ceased to our forth its warm red waters. One of the many legends of the well says that Joseph of Arimathea placed the … Continue reading

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Dry #midnighthaiku

When the well runs dry Perhaps it is just because You turned off the tap It may be seventeen syllables, but strictly speaking, it isn’t a haiku. It doesn’t conform to the accepted standards for the form… it is simply … Continue reading

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Going west – where ancient sites collide

Wreathed in mist and roses, the Mother greets those who visit the sacred spring of St Non. The little shrine to the Virgin was erected in 1951 when the Passionist Fathers restored and rededicated the spring, as if to leave … Continue reading

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Aquae Sulis

Aquae Sulis… the waters of the Sulis… that was the Roman name for the city of Bath. It is easy to understand why when, since time immemorial, a hot and mineral-rich spring has welled from the ground; the only hot … Continue reading

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Water and toadstools

Saturday afternoon needed to be gentle. We had done much since our dawn greeting of a sun veiled by the morning mists and everyone was feeling a little weary, so we walked up the path to the waterfall and beyond … Continue reading

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