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Six on Saturday: ROCK ON!

This might be the very first post in the history of Six on Saturday that lacks any plant material! There are certainly plenty of flowers blooming out there, but that was not what I was working with this week. 524 more words


Ancient and Modern

Seen from the water Fort Saint Jean dominates the view of the harbour as it has for more than six centuries.  Founded in the 13th century as the headquarters of the Hospitaliers de Saint Jean de Jérusalem, an order of crusading knights, the fort was reinforced to protect the port of Marseilles, first by Roi René of Provence, later by order of Louis XIV of France. 476 more words


Mt. Nokogiri (stone)

After climbing through the forest to the summit, we returned back down to find the next steep climb talking us up to the temple. Along the way we found the great shear cuttings taken from beneath the cliff. 58 more words


A Cycle Route Along The Michael Mary Pilgrim's Way

This is the first section of the cyclable Michael Mary Pilgrim’s Way  – a route following the ‘energy’ lines that twist across the UK from Cornwall to Norfolk, visiting sacred sites along the way. 3,857 more words

Friday photo: stone carving

Shown below is the elaborate and beautifully carved stone archway into the small and secluded burial chapel of the Maxwell family at Monreith, Wigtownshire. The last Maxwell to be buried here was Sir Herbert Maxwell, grandfather of the writer and naturalist, Gavin Maxwell (best known for his book ‘Ring of bright water’). 34 more words