Category Archives: ancient history

Golden Treasure

Deep in the ancient Hazel woods, lies a dark pool of water, fringed with golden tassels. Swaying slightly in the soft winter air, they glow brightly against the deep blue waters below. Hidden beneath the surface of the water the … Continue reading

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Object of Mystery

Scattered all across the British landscape are stone objects, wreathed in the swirling mists of the Bronze Age, or perhaps even the Stone Age. 4,000 to 6,000 years ago our ancestors raised these huge blocks of rock at sites which … Continue reading

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White Deer Blessing

We walked up through the Glen, sheltered by the tall elegant figures of Scots Pines. The air was still and hushed with winters cold breath, yet filled with the clear scent of the trees and their pink light. Heading towards … Continue reading

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Grand Divide

Running across Northumberland and Cumbria in Northern England, lies a very old dividing wall. Built nearly 2,000 years ago, about 50 years after the birth of Christ, this great stone barrier marked the northern edge of the Roman Empire. It … Continue reading

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Otherworldly Grass

In the eternal world of the dead Sun shines upwards from beneath the perfect feet of heroes. Grass ripened peacefully for millennia under dark skies Pauses unchanging in this breathless land. The storm of life blows through Throwing seeds tumbling … Continue reading

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Echoes of Thundering Pool

Here are the rest of the photos I took at Thundering Pool in Northumberland a couple of weeks ago. The light is dim in the shaded hollow, and all the rocks are twisted and wrinkled into faces and shapes from … Continue reading

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Thundering Pool

Tucked away in a northern corner of Northumberland lies the atmospheric Roughting Linn. The name has Gaelic roots, meaning thundering pool, and it has an undoubtedly mystical atmosphere. The path tumbles down almost unseen, from a farm track, through a … Continue reading

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