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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

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More than you can shake a stick at – Photo for the Week – 32 – Circles

This weeks for the Photo for the Week, Bren asks:

The challenge for this week is Circles

Well I had to use a stone circle, you would expect it of me I am sure.  So another favorite circle, the Merry Maidens in Cornwall.

‘Dancing’, Merry Maidens, Cornwall, 2018.Dancing

And because we were asked for circles and not circle, here is another:

‘Under a heavy sky’, Torhouskie Stone Circle, Newton Stewart, 2018.Under a heavy sky

And then just to prove I can get more than one circle in a photo at one time.

‘More than you can shake a stick at’, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Cumbria, 2017.More than you can shake a stick at

Ken

Moor lines – One word Sunday Challenge – Row

This week Debbie has challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own row post.

I thought I would use another ancient monument this week, no surprises there I hear some of you shout!  I don’t think I have used this location for a challenge before though, and it seemed very fitting for this one.

On Dartmoor there are many stone rows, this one is part of the ‘Merrivale complex‘ of ancient sites.  It is a double row, for an added bonus for this weeks challenge I feel.

‘Moor lines’, Merrivale stone rows, Dartmoor, 2015.Moor lines

Ken

Meg’s smile – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Looks Like a Face

This week Cee challenges us with the topic ‘Looks Like a Face’.

I always think that this profile of Long Meg looks like a face, in fact I think she would be rather at home in an episode of the Simpsons!

‘Meg’s smile’, Long Meg and her daughters, Cumbria, 2017.Meg's smile

Ken

 

2 Wonders in one – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Wonder

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

I have never used Wonder as a theme either! Whether you want to feature the Wonders of Nature, the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World or make us wonder what you may have photographed, there are plenty of directions for you to take this theme! And, of course, I expect all of your ideas to be wonderful!!

It will be of no surprise that I am probably going to use a photo of a stone circle for this challenge, full of mystery and wonder.  How did they get there? What were they built for?

So which to choose?  Well it had to be Stonehenge really for a challenge entitled wonder,  it is not my favourite stone circle, but it would certainly be the first circle that entered many peoples minds. So off I went looking for a photo to use, and I found this one.

Previously unedited for the very reason that it works so well for this challenge,  we have the ancient wonder of Stonehenge, and the modern wonder of water on tap. I like the juxtaposition here of monument and sprinkler hose, maybe it is to remind us that just as the monuments meaning faded away, so too perhaps could our natural resource of water if misused, leaving the hose and sprinkler a wonder for future generations.

‘2 Wonders in one’, Stonehenge, 2017.2 Wonders in one

Ken

Circled in stone – One word Sunday Challenge – Circle

This week Debbie has challenged us with the following:

and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own circle post.

Well so many circles to choose from, but in the end, well I suppose from me you have to expect this.  The photo is of the Men-an-tol, I probably do not need to explain why I have chosen to use these ancient stones to represent ‘circle’.

‘Holed stone’, Men-an-tol, Cornwall, 2014.Circled in stone

Ken

Cosmic Castlerigg – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – In the realm of the otherworldly.

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

In the realm of the otherworldly.

So most of you by now know how fond I am of visiting ancient sites, stone circles in particular.  So I thought I would treat you to a cosmic circle, given they are otherworldly places, and maybe even gateways to the otherworld.

‘Cosmic Castlerigg’, Cumbria, 2018.KADOtherworldly

And because woodlands are otherworldly spaces.

‘Under the boughs’, Brynna woods, 2015.KADOtherworldly2

Ken

Magnificently monumental – Photo for the Week – 30 – Landscape

This weeks PFTW challenge from Bren is:

Anyway here is this week’s challenge and it is Landscape.  Your landscape can be of anything, mountains, fields, even a landscape of a field of flowers or crops.  Or it can be of anything in landscape format.  The interpretation of Landscape is entirely up to you.

I am still in the process of editing some of last years photos of our trip to the Lake district with friends.  So here is a photo of Castlerigg stone circle and the magnificent surrounding landscape.

‘Castlerigg sun rays’, Cumbria, 2018.PFTWLandscape

Ken

Old and New – Pull up a Seat photo challenge 2019 – Week 10

Each week at XingfuMama we are asked to ‘Pull up a seat’.

I am slowly working my way through old shots so here is another taken on the little 2MP Minolta Dimage Z3.  This time we are in the beer garden at the ‘Druids arms’ near ‘Stanton Drew stone circle’.  Ancient stones and a Christian church are available in one view as you eat your pub lunch at the picnic bench, although it was raining so we actually ate inside.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

Ken

Dancing Stones – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Made by Humans

This week Cee challenges us with the topic ‘Made by Humans’.

Well I thought I would have to use a picture of a stone circle, and what better to use than Stonehenge, not my personal favorite circle, but such an enigma, just how was it built by humans?

‘Walking at Stonehenge’, Stonehenge, 2017.MadeHumanStone.jpg

Ken