Summer Camp 2010 – photos

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 Bottle Tree

Dawn's Bottle Tree

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.

Tiro pays homage to the mighty bacon

Tiro pays homage to the mighty bacon

Sheep

Sheep

Alpaca 1

Alpaca 1

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…

Alpaca 2

Alpaca 2

Alpaca 3

Alpaca 3

Saturday Sunset 1

Saturday Sunset 1

Despite the drizzle through Friday evening and the overcast Saturday, the clouds parted through the evening to give this wonderful sunset.

Saturday Sunset 2

Saturday Sunset 2

Saturday Sunset 3

Saturday Sunset 3

Sunday brought a quiet walk on Stanton Moor:

Stanton 1

Stanton 1

Stanton Moor 2

Stanton Moor 2

Stanton Moor 3

Stanton Moor 3

Stanton Moor 4

Stanton Moor 4

Stanton Moor 6

Stanton Moor 6

Stanton Moor 7

Stanton Moor 7

Stanton Moor 8

Stanton Moor 8

Stanton quarry

Stanton quarry

Although all the above are landscape shots, I’m much more comfortable with the wonders and beauty on a small scale:

Stanton Moor 5

Stanton Moor 5

Thistle

Thistle

Ant on Foxglove

Ant on Foxglove

This is my attempt at the shot that Tiro got and posted earlier; dratted ant really didn’t want to stay still…

lichens and moss

lichens and moss

braken

braken

Braken 2

Braken 2

Poppy

Poppy

Heather

Heather

Dandelion

Dandelion

Oak

Oak

Snapdragon

Snapdragon

Although this fly is very deceased, I really love the colours of metallic greens and blues.

Housefly

Housefly

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