Needing a taste of the sharp frost filled air
we set off exploring, into the heart of the Galloway forest. As our eyes soaked up beautiful colours,
i breathed deep & felt the stresses of the week slide away.
We discovered hidden treasures, "the Quorum",
sitting silently, carved faces built into the old stone dyke.
Now beautifully weathered & looking as if they have always belonged.
We watched clouds race as we climbed to Murray's monument
& listened to the song of tumbling water at the "grey mare's waterfall".
At the waters edge unusual patterns, in sparkling jewels of ice.
Darkness settling over the hills told us it was time to head home
with happy hearts & a deep sense of peace now restored.
I have been having a great deal of fun printing my own cards,
choosing images, designing labels & deciding on packaging.
Each card has relevant snippets of folklore & traditions on the back.
Finished at last, the first ones are in "mythweaver" my etsy shop,
I shall be gradually adding more designs as the weeks go by.
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*You can see more images of the Galloway hills sculptures here *