Tag Archives: standing stone

North-easterly: Sidetracked and Gobsmacked

We had chosen to take a very long route home for one simple reason… there was something we wanted to see that was never going to be on our way to anywhere. So the possible three hour journey took us … Continue reading

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The day the stags roared ~ KIrsty Mill

Reblogged from Pondering the Past… a beautiful visit to the Isle of Mull… It was a day when the stags roared. We walked along routes used in ages past. Along tarmacked roads, past machair and grey-blue sea. Then inland. Green … Continue reading

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Sun-Day…

* On one side a giant kisses the sky, On the other a fore-finger, its hand buried in clay. Yet should you ask, ‘why?’ There is no one left to say… * Can a sliver of blue heaven Between hard … Continue reading

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Wake up, turn on, tune in…

* To find a stone laid by the Snake of Steel City, Before the Lowly-Ladies House, Beyond a Blood-Baked Bridge, Continue reading at France & Vincent

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Sun, Moon and Stars…

* … “Before Ogma, I swear. Before Sun and Moon and Stars, before Sky, Land and Sea, I swear. Before the Sidhe-Folk, I swear… Defenders of the land, victory and defeat are created in each of you. What I ask … Continue reading

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‘Other Earth…Stuart France

* Aurally… Aurally Pray, explain if you can, “Why O’ why is it so typical for this sort of man?”… * The Sci-en-ti-fic Messers ‘Our-King’ and ‘Door-Kins’ et el… Continue reading at France & Vincent

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Alternative archaeology

‘Shadowing’ is the apparent… and disputed… reproduction in the stone of many ancient monuments of prominent features in the landscape. A monolith in a stone circle that aligns with and captures the shape of a nearby peak… the capstone of … Continue reading

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A Fatal End?…

* The Druids of Erin, so the story goes, Long prophesied the coming of St Patrick. They told it in this way… * Continue reading at France and Vincent

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Circles Beyond Time ~ Dreaming Stones

“They say the stones sleep. That they are old and forgotten… voiceless. Is it so, little sister? Are they silent…or do they dream, the long, slow dreaming of aeons. They were old when they were brought here. Older than memory. … Continue reading

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Circles Beyond Time ~ Between Two Worlds

A herd of deer were outlined against the far horizon as we followed the path, leading our companions across the moor to where it joins the track that runs above Bar Brook. The stream gathers the peat-stained water from the … Continue reading

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