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!
What interesting pics. So much history so close. Enjoy.ReplyDelete
They are quite fascinating.Delete
The horses were sure enjoying the ins and outs of the stonesReplyDelete
They were viewing them from all angles!Delete
Congratulations on the award.ReplyDelete
Those are some really great shots. What luck to be there when the horses were exploring the ruins.
Thanks Alex. The horses were an added bonus.Delete
Congrats on the awards!!! Who doesn't love unicorns? Have a great weekend.ReplyDelete
Thank you. Is there anyone one who doesn't!!Delete
I love the stones. There's something inspiring about being so close to something that's so old. Congratulations on the awards :-)ReplyDelete
They are inspiring, so amazing how some of those stones were moved into place.Delete
Congrats on the award. Going through photos sucks me in every time.ReplyDelete
I love looking at old photos.Delete
Lovely photos and congrats on the awards. Nice weekend!ReplyDelete
Thank you. Happy weekend to you too.Delete
Those are beautiful photos, I love the horses wandering around the stones.ReplyDelete
They were gorgeous. Some of the horses were rolling on the ground at one point.Delete
Great pictures, and congratulations on the awards.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on the awards. And the pictures are gorgeous. The stones are fascinating, and so inspiring.ReplyDelete
Thank you for becoming our new co-host, Tonja.Delete
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! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Lexa. Glad you liked the pictures.Delete
Thank you so much for the award! You're awesome! Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
You are most welcome, thank you :)Delete
Loved the pics. reconised Stonehenge of course,ReplyDelete
Have a great week-end.
Thanks for the visit, Yvonne.Delete
So that's what the stones were for - pony shelters. Obvious really ...ReplyDelete
They seemed quite happy there.Delete
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.
Glad you like them Gary :)Delete
Hi Suzanne ... love the Cornish Megalithic sites ... so evocative and so Cornish .. those ponies are just brilliant - lucky you finding them there. Gorgeous ... cheers HilaryReplyDelete
Hi Hilary, glad you liked them. Thanks for stopping by.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
The heather is beautiful, and I love those pictures with the horses and the standing stones.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete