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Circles – Weekly Prompts: Comfort

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

What makes you feel comfortable, is it a favourite chair, a pillow on your bed, a roaring fire on a chilly day, or something else? How about your discomfort, what takes you out of your comfort zone?

I feel comfortable visiting stones circles, I also feel discomfort when visiting stone circles, it depends on the place, the space, and sometimes the time.  Sometimes I want to rush up and hug the stones, sometimes I want to depart as quickly as possible.  This was a comfy circle, a warm morning, I may have had a snooze while my wife did some sketching, she has a whole series of photos that could be described as – Ken asleep at ancient sites.

‘Circle of comfort’, Torhousekie stone circle, 2018.WPComfort

Ken

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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

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

Visit to Dumfries and Galloway IV – July 2018 [Day 4 -Torhousekie, Drumtroddan, St. Ninian’s, Wren’s Egg, Kenmure Castle.]

For those of you who are not friends on Facebook, or GPlus here are some photos taken on the 4th day of our holiday in Scotland this year.

Day 4 -Torhousekie, Drumtroddan, St. Ninian’s, Wren’s Egg, Kenmure Castle. [97 Photos]