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Winters Grip – Cailleach Bhearra

    The Cailleach’s icy grip holds the earth as firm as iron. Her cold blue skin reflects the chilly sky above, and her frozen blood is as hard as all the water across the earths face. She squeezes tight … Continue reading

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Shadows in Glass

These twisted swirling reflections caught my eye as we walked past Haddington’s oldest church last weekend. It’s the Collegiate Church of St Mary the Virgin, and has been here since 1380.  Because the glass is very old it’s not machine … Continue reading

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Stone in Oceans Edge

Here is the second of my elemental galleries. Click here to see the first: Stone on Earth These stones rest firmly, while the oceans tides swirl in and out in wild abandon. The wind and the moon can whip the … Continue reading

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Poppies to remember: Or to forget?

Poppies have always seemed rather cheerful flowers to me, with their vivacious red petals filling my borders with colour year after year. So to me it has always seemed a bit of a misfit with the somber remembrance of the … Continue reading

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Dark Roots: Memoirs of an Old Scottish Halloween

The gathering gloom swirled with crisply tumbled leaves and neep lanterns and candles began to flicker in the windows and on the doorsteps of the village. I was rushing to put the finishing touches to my turnip lantern, with the … Continue reading

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Chinese Guardians

This photo is my response to the Travel Photo Challenge: Animals Okay Im cheating a little with my mythic animal, but she is so magnificent I couldn’t resist sharing her. This shot shows a female Shi shi, stone lion, or … Continue reading

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