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Reborn tides and Tidal spirits – Friendly Friday: Ebb and Flow

This Friday, ‘The Snow Melts Somewhere’ and ‘Something to Ponder About’ have challenged us with:

Publish a ‘Friendly Friday – Ebb and Flow,’ post

I have used this photo before, for a different challenge, however I thought I would re-edit it, and thus this image itself takes on a certain ebb and flow as it is reborn.  A tidal river shaped by the ebb and flow of water over the years.

‘Reborn tides’, River Nith, 2018.Reborn tides

I thought I would also add this one, not only because it contains the ebb and flow between life and death, the humans who have been christened, married, have worshipped, and been buried here.  But also the ebb and flow of a religion, the old abbey, the ‘new’ church.

‘Tidal spirits’, Tally abbey, 2019.Tidal spirits

Ken

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From these clouds I gently weep. – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Seraphic; Diaphanous; Immutable!.

Each week, K’lee and Dale offer  prompts for us to consider as the latest challenge.  This week it was K’lee with:

I tried something different- a three part/possibility prompt:

SERAPHIC

DIAPHANOUS

IMMUTABLE

Now, as with all our challenges, Dale and I typically leave the interpretation and execution up to you the challenge participants. In other words, it’s not necessary to take on all three words unless you are feeling so inclined.

Well I tried my best to get all three words into this one image, I would like to say that was why I was late with the post, but I was just pretty busy this weekend!  So I will leave it to you to decide how I interperated the words, though if you take a look over at K’lee and Dale’s sites you will easily see the comparisons.

‘From these clouds I gently weep’, Sweetheart Abbey, New Abbey, 2018.From these clouds I gently weep

Ken

Old Stone – Tuesday Photo Challenge: Worship.

Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic ‘Worship’:

The devastating fire in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was horrific in the way that it touched the heart and soul of Parisian, the French and many of us around the world. . . . . With this news, it was immediately obvious to me that the theme for this week’s challenge is to be Worship. Regardless of religion, faith or belief system, we can all worship.

I decided to go with 3 three photos from last years visit to Dumfries and Galloway.  So for my first take, a stone circle, we guess at the fact that they were for ritual purposes, and therefore worship.

‘In the round’, Torhousekie stone circle, 2018.In the round

The second photo is of the Ruthwell cross, an Anglo-Saxon monument that was brought into the church.

‘Focus’, Ruthwell, 2018.TPCWorship

And finally the ruins at Dundrennan Abbey a 12th century Cistercian monastery.

‘Illumination’, Dundrennan Abbey, 2018.Illumination

Ken

Visit to Dumfries and Galloway – July 2018 [Day 2 – New Abbey, John Paul Jones, Powillimount, & Brow well]

For those of you who are not friends on Facebook, or GPlus here are some photos taken on the 2nd day of our holiday in Scotland this year.

Day 2 – New Abbey, John Paul Jones, Powillimount, & Brow well [61 Photos]