Tag Archives: Yew

Solstice of the Moon: Fragments of History

Outside the porch of the kirk at Fortingall stands an ancient font. Local legend states that Coeddi himself may have used it to baptise some of the first Christians in the area when the monks of Iona founded a sister … Continue reading

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Yew – BART Station Bard

Reblogged from BART Station Bard: Ents at Kingley Vale   Yew. Deep peace of the Grove. Silence in the back of my head. Like the Druid’s tonsure, forbidden at Whitby. When the Wild Celtic Church was tamed, Rome had its … Continue reading

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Manifest perfection

The weather has taken a turn for the better. The fields have gone from liquid mud to walkable once more so two days ago Ani and I turned left through the gap in the hedge instead of right into the … Continue reading

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Westbury-sub-Mendip

We had taken the advice of our hostess for the Glastonbury talks and headed off in the general direction of lunch. The route she had recommended took us through some beautiful villages, along roads I had driven a couple of … Continue reading

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