Friday, 19 June 2015

Celebrate memories revisited

This week I have been going through some photo files and trying to tidy them up. It was fun to wander through the memories and I thought I would share one or two that might be of interest here. Living in Cornwall I am lucky enough to have access to many wonderful examples of standing stones and ancient sites. I hope you enjoy this small sample.


I took these a couple of years ago. I just loved the way the horses were wandering around the standing stones. The picture is of Lanyon Quoit, not far from St. Ives.The original structure is thought to date to the Neolithic period (3500-2500BC). It is believed that Lanyon, and other similar quoits, were used as ritual funeral sites.
The Men-an-tol (holed stone) dates to the Bronze Age. Various stories surround this unusual stone and it has been said to have healing powers, particularly if you pass through the stone. The hole in the centre is produced by natural weathering.


If you are interested in seeing some amazing pictures and finding out more about these and other fascinating stones click HERE

The final picture was taken on moorland near Lands End. The colour of the heather is just beautiful. And of course quite purple!

Two lovely ladies nominated me for blog awards this week.  Yvonne for the Creative Blogger award.



And Deanie Humphrys-Dunne for the Encouraging Thunder award.
For this I have to share 5 facts about me.
* I enjoy yoga, it helps with a knee problem I have had. I am quite proud of the fact I can stand on my head!
* I dislike coffee but love a nice cup of tea.
*I love cats and horses and unicorns.
*Five years ago I renewed my wedding vows with Elvis in Vegas
* In case there was still any doubt ... I love the colour purple!


What you can do with Encouraging Thunder Award:
Post it on your blog
Grant other bloggers with the award

What you can't do with the award:
Abuse or misuse the logo
Claim that it's your own handmade logo

What you should do after receiving the award:
Enjoy the award!
Thank via comments or mention the blogger who gave you the award

No questions or complicated rules. It's acknowledgement  for those who support and encourage

Thank you both so much for thinking about me. I'd like to nominate  Lexa and L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge for all their weekly support with the Celebrate the Small Things Hop!


Happy Weekend 




36 comments:

  1. What interesting pics. So much history so close. Enjoy.

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  2. The horses were sure enjoying the ins and outs of the stones

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    1. They were viewing them from all angles!

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  3. Congratulations on the award.
    Those are some really great shots. What luck to be there when the horses were exploring the ruins.

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    1. Thanks Alex. The horses were an added bonus.

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  4. Congrats on the awards!!! Who doesn't love unicorns? Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you. Is there anyone one who doesn't!!

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  5. I love the stones. There's something inspiring about being so close to something that's so old. Congratulations on the awards :-)

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    1. They are inspiring, so amazing how some of those stones were moved into place.

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  6. Congrats on the award. Going through photos sucks me in every time.

    Teresa

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  7. Lovely photos and congrats on the awards. Nice weekend!

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    1. Thank you. Happy weekend to you too.

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  8. Those are beautiful photos, I love the horses wandering around the stones.

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    1. They were gorgeous. Some of the horses were rolling on the ground at one point.

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  9. Great pictures, and congratulations on the awards.

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  10. Congratulations on the awards. And the pictures are gorgeous. The stones are fascinating, and so inspiring.

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    1. Thank you for becoming our new co-host, Tonja.

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  11. Congrats on your awards, and thanks so much for the shout out and giving one to me! I'm shocked that stone's hole is natural. Sure doesn't look like it, right? Love the cute little horses and the purple moors. Have a lovely weekend! :)

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    1. Thanks Lexa. Glad you liked the pictures.

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  12. Thank you so much for the award! You're awesome! Have a great weekend!

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  13. Loved the pics. reconised Stonehenge of course,
    Have a great week-end.
    Yvonne.

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  14. So that's what the stones were for - pony shelters. Obvious really ...

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  15. Hi Suzanne,

    I love the part of England where you live. I'm loving the Stones and no reference to Mick Jagger :)

    Well done on getting those awards. Never have enough awards! :)

    Enjoy your Sunday.

    Gary

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  16. Hi Suzanne ... love the Cornish Megalithic sites ... so evocative and so Cornish .. those ponies are just brilliant - lucky you finding them there. Gorgeous ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary, glad you liked them. Thanks for stopping by.

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  17. I love the photos of the horses. Who doesn't love a standing stone! Have you been to the Rollright Stones in Oxfordshire? Very spooky.

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  18. I love those photos! I think it's really fascinating that some of the standing stones are accessible to the public. I didn't know that until 15 years ago when my husband and I went to Avebury.

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  19. The heather is beautiful, and I love those pictures with the horses and the standing stones.

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  20. Oh wow I love the photos. Especially the horses! I've always wanted to visit Cornwall and every time I see pictures like this I want to even more. Maybe someday.

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