Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

Sacred Well

The deep well of renewal.

Wells were in the past places where travellers could refresh and renew themselves, before the next stage of their journey. They were also sacred places of connection with the otherworld, and its regenerative forces of renewal. I find these old wells still have a wonderful energy, both soothing and refreshing, and dipping into the crystal clear waters rewards the tongue with a cool tingling sensation of renewal.

This well is nestled away slightly off the path, sheltered in a stand of oak trees, in the Scottish Highlands, and I loved the way the sunlight was twinkling on the dark water. Taking the time to pause and appreciate where this water had come from, bubbling up through the earth and rocks perhaps for hundreds of years, before rising into the light on the surface of the well, made me more appreciative of the water itself, than when I just turn on the tap back at home.

Click here to see some other photos of renewal in the Weekly Photo Challenge

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About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I live by the banks of the River Esk near Edinburgh, Scotland. I currently share my home with my husband, my son, my nephew and a collection of cats and dogs. I am forever snapping shots of things which catch my eye. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! I guess I'm a mixed up kind of girl. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 10 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and I'm employed 3 days a week as a Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Cancer Centre.
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5 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

  1. Makes me calm to look at it.

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  3. I love the photo of this well, with the green moss and ferns around it. And your post makes a fascinating connection with the well and renewal. Excellent! :-)

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