Local Legends

The theme of the month for February over on John Howe’s website is ‘Just Next Door‘… What myths, legends and folktales do you have in your neighbourhood or region? This month’s theme is the marvellous and the fantastic that lives next door, so to speak: local legends, myths that have taken root not far from your door, folk characters that haunt the local woodlands, streams or hills. Well, there are quite a few local myths and legends that came to mind and I could not pick just one. Time being…

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Leaves, Trees, Fells and Stones

A mixed bag of images, mainly because the light kept changing and one minute you thought there wasn’t any point in carrying a camera and the next you couldn’t take enough photographs πŸ˜‰ Anyway, my day started off taking photographs of leaves and trees by the pond, after a pause I was taking photographs at Long Meg and her Daughters stone circle, I ended the day taking a large panoramic of the Pennines…

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A round plane…

…well, no planes are really involved here πŸ˜‰ I visited Long Meg and Her Daughters this morning as the morning mist was looking interesting, as I wandered around with the camera I started to wonder what the definition of a circle is. We all know what a circle is, but I couldn’t remember the etymology of the word. The dictionary says a circle is A round plane figure whose boundary (the circumference) consists of points equidistant from a fixed point (the centre) which sounds about right πŸ˜‰ and the etymology…

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Yay!

I was half dozing last night, the fire was crackling and hissing as the logs slowly burned and I was pondering an early night. Then Julie pointed out there was an Aurora alert and quite a lot of talk on Twitter about it being a ‘good one’ πŸ˜‰ so I wandered outside expecting to see cloud – which is normal whenever there’s an Aurora alert. For once however the sky was fairly clear and I tried a couple of snaps from the lane, it looked interesting enough to bundle a…

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