‘Huge druid stones surround the spot, Which else had almost been forgot…’*

William Stukeley’s 1724 Groundplot of Avebury

William Stukeley’s 1724 Groundplot of Avebury

We last visited Avebury in November 2012, late in the afternoon when the Sun in all his grandeur sat much lower in the English Sky .

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It had been the end of a perfect weekend away- we had been to Glastonbury Somerset, for a fabulous weekend away .

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photo credit: National Trust Images/Paul Wakefield

photo credit: National Trust Images/Paul Wakefield

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At the end of May2013,. we were in Glastonbury again – this time for the Hekate Symposium 2013. 

6 month later the sun is much higher  and so I thought I would share a few of the photos I took this time…


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One thing to remember is that is a living and working landscape… an that people still make their living here as they have done for thousands of years…

DSCF4241The Red Lion Pub 

DSCF4242 A couple of panorama images of the stone circle from different sides of the road

DSCF4243 DSCF4244What always amazes me is the amount of Sky there is over Avebury! 

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As we left and headed North and Home, we drove past fields and fields of Rapeseed.. it’s yellow heads and the blue sky the epitome of English Summers and they looked rather good too!

* taken from a poem about Avebury by Mary S Cope (1852-1888)

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About Wælcyrie

I'm a 50 plus [ how time flies] multifaceted, oxymoron, who can never really make her mind up. A Follow of the Hekate, a Wælcyrie who walks in the liminal spaces, between and betwix. a Medium, ( I'll talk to anyone dead or alive), a Writer of short stories, a disorganised Blogger, Cake Baker, Jam Maker; Mother Grandmother and Wife.
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2 Responses to ‘Huge druid stones surround the spot, Which else had almost been forgot…’*

  1. I was in Avebury 7 years ago, thank you for the wonderful pictures which brought back some wonderful memories. I have a very clear memory of the sky over that very wonderful and very holy place.

  2. I am fortunate enough to call these stones home – please you enjoyed your visit and I agree there seems to be so much more sky over Avebury

    Love and light

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