Being a lover of reptiles, in general, and snakes, in particular, I just had to share this post of Sue’s. These adders are so seldom spotted, it’s amazing that she not only saw it, but got clear enough pictures to identify the snake by pattern and coloring. Excellent, Sue!!
Turning our backs on the lush green that fringes the little stream, we started to climb in search of the unknown stone we had seen the day before. It had been odd enough. As we had rested on the Companion Stone, talking about the planned workshops and seemingly plucking ideas for a new one out of the landscape, I had zoomed in on the distant stone to take a picture. We both saw the faces straight away. “The Merlin Stone… that’s the best yet…” Of course, when you get up close, these faces, painted by shadows and sunlight in the durves of the stones, often disappear. Sometimes, however, what you find is even stranger.
We had only gone a few yards before the stone became visible on top of thehill. I was glad that, for once, I was wearing my walking boots; the woody stems of heather and new bracken…
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