Finally we’ve eaten enough cake to ground ourselves again after the beautiful chaos which was the Derbyshire Pagans Summer Camp 2010. As usual, I don’t have many photographs of folks, I was calling a quarter in the main ritual and didn’t take my camera up to the the Handfast and Naming ceremonies which were held up at the Nine Ladies Stone Circle on Saturday afternoon. Ok, so I could have taken my camera to the drumming circle we had in the barn on Friday night, but to be honest, I was much more focussed on grabbing my drum and making noise after a very long week at work. So sue me. Tiro and I went for a little walk on Stanton Moor on the Sunday after pack up, it helped ground us back into reality and give us a quiet space to sort through the madness of the weekend without too many people thinking that we were unhinged… As is my preferred style, please find below pictures of the glory of nature which surrounded us all weekend, with minimum people, just clicky on them for a bigger image (especially the panoramic shots!):
Dawn’s handmade incense bottles were hung on a bottle tree, near to the tents.
So, there’s a bit of a break with tradition, just because I like this next photo so much 🙂 ‘Tis just one, and then it’s back to the landscapes and nature foo.
Barn Farm has the usual sheepy occupants, but also has a field with Alpaca in. They’ve just had a haircut, which had a trainee hairdresser style feel to it, and makes them look somewhat faintly undignified…
Despite the drizzle through Friday evening and the overcast Saturday, the clouds parted through the evening to give this wonderful sunset.
Sunday brought a quiet walk on Stanton Moor:
Although all the above are landscape shots, I’m much more comfortable with the wonders and beauty on a small scale:
This is my attempt at the shot that Tiro got and posted earlier; dratted ant really didn’t want to stay still…
Although this fly is very deceased, I really love the colours of metallic greens and blues.