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Evening stones – Which Way Challenge: September 20th, 2019

First of all a big thank you to San at ‘Alive and Trekking‘ who has taken over the hosting of this challenge from sonofabeach96 who has been at the helm for some time now.  Each Friday Sam will now challenge us with the following:

The Which Way photo challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on. You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible. Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs. There’s no topic to this challenge. All you need have is the “way” visible and the main focus of your photo.

For this first week with Sam at the helm I thought I would choose a photo from my archives, those of you who follow me know from recent posts I may have been perusing some old photos recently.  Well this one drew my attention,  I am going to go out on a limb and say it has 3 ways! A path to and through the stones for the modern visitor, the road way that runs along side, visible by its hedgerow, and maybe just a glimpse of the sacred ancient way!

‘Evening stones’, Avebury, 2013.Evening stones

Ken

 

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Ancient triangle – #SundayStills: #Triangles

This week Teri has challenged us with:

“Triangles” is our theme this week for the Sunday Stills Photo Challenge.

I am going to claim that the Capstone of Bodowyr Burial Chamber is a triangle, or at least it looks like one, hope I get away with it :).

‘Ancient triangle’, Bodowyr Burial Chamber, Anglesey, 2019.SSTriangle

Ken

Mists of Time – Tuesday Photo Challenge: Ancient.

Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic:

your challenge is to portray that which connects you to all things Ancient. As usual, there are many ways to approach the Ancient (I’ll even take Ancient Aliens!), so I’m sure that your creative minds will come up with something interesting!

Those of you who visit often will find my choice of photo to connect me to ancient relatively unsurprising.  This was taken on a wet misty morning, my feet got very wet!

‘Mists of Time’, Crousa Common, Cornwall, 2014.Mists of Time

Ken

Sacred space and a special cat – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Rebirth and remembrance.

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

Rebirth and remembrance

Well my first photo is of a barrow near the stone circle, the Druids circle near Penmaenmawr.  These places must have been a place of remembrance for the ancient people of this land, and perhaps to a place of rebirth.

‘Long gone?’, Penmaenmawr, 2019.Long gone?

And for my second photo, a picture of our lovely cat Darkle snoozing in the sun, she lived a long life, and is missed and remembered fondly.

‘Darkle’, 2006.DarkleKen

Arthurs fence – Weekly Prompts – Fences

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen ‘Fences’ as the theme for their challenge.

Well I have to say I found this quite hard, I started questioning what a fence was! How many rails constitutes a fence? More than one? But does two count as a fence if the primary purpose is to stop transition from one are to another, but what if it is just to aid/stop human movement?  Can it be made of stone? Or is that always a wall?  Oh well I will be asking myself these questions all day now.  Needless to say I have not got a picture of some one who buys and sells stolen jewelry to make things easier!  And I have quite a few where the gate is the focus, but they do not really show the fence.

Anyway this is what I came up with. . . A 3 photo stitch taken at one of the many ‘Arthur’s stones’ last year.

‘Arthur’s fence’,  Dorstone, Hereford, 2018.WPFence

Ken

I only saw the sky – Weekly Prompts – Photo Challenge Sky

This weekend the challenge GC and Sue W have set is Sky:

What about you, what do you see when your attention turns toward the sky?

As usual, this challenge is open to your own unique interpretation.

Sometimes the sky is enough.  ‘Light’ at Castlerigg Stone circle, Lake district, 2018.sky1

And at other times the sky harmonises perfectly with the shapes in the foreground.  ‘Formations’, Cairnholy II, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.sky2

I wish I could say I waited for the clouds above to take that formation, but it was just one of those happy accidents that they accentuate the shape of Cairnholy II.

Outside – Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World

This weeks challenge asks:

For this week’s photo challenge, explore what it means to find your place in the world. Where’s your safe space? Where do you go when you need to feel inspired or cheered up? Do you prefer to feel cozy and comforted in a smaller town or do you thrive on the buzz of a big city?

So here is a pic taken at Arthur’s stone near Hay-on-Wye, showing my love of walking in the countryside, visiting ancient sites, photography, the resultant tinkering with the photo and just being with Karen.

Arthur

Painting stones – Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

This weeks challenge asks: “For this challenge, show us what waiting looks like to you. There are so many angles and interpretations — we look forward to seeing yours!”

When on holiday we like to visit ancient sites – In fact we are attempting to fit in 50 stone circles before Karen’s 50th Birthday.  So when we are at a circle Karen likes to record the occasion, a few photos, some sketching, painting, and a little writing.

This leaves me with a little time ‘waiting’, I take photos, sit and think, and sometimes snooze.  Karen has a series of photos entitled ‘Ken asleep at ancient sites’.

So here is a photo taken while i was ‘Waiting’ at Birkrigg stone circle earlier this year when we visited the Lake District.

Birkrigg