Cee’s Black & White Challenge… Rocks, Boulders, Stones


Castlerigg Stone Circle, Cumbria

A Megalithic Stone Circle high in the Cumbrian hills….  a religious site, a gathering point or an ancient seasonal Time Clock, we can surmise as to its original purpose… all I can say is that it is a magical ethereal location.

High on the Moors further south in Derbyshire, nature has sculpted the Gritstone outcrops.  

Mother Cap on Hathersage Moor is one of the larger Tor’s standing on a solid bedrock amidst the peatland moor..

Mother Cap Tor on Hathersage Moor 3 

Elsewhere on this same moor you can find where man has used some of these gritstone rocks as his raw materials.  This is a Millstone or Grinding Wheel, left in its incomplete state possibly because of a flaw….. all those man hours of the stone mason, working out here in the wilds, suddenly worth nothing…

Mill Stone on Hathersage Moor vg


Today we obviously have time on our hands and can play with stones, sometimes creatively, as on the stony beach on the Northumberland coast at Lindisfarne..


Have some fun and join in Cees B&W Challenge, you must have some images of Rocks, Boulders or Stones.  The link to Cees Blog is here :- https://ceenphotography.com/2022/02/17/cbwc-rocks-boulders-stones/

Have fun but please also….

Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

18th February

(C) David Oakes 2022

5 thoughts on “Cee’s Black & White Challenge… Rocks, Boulders, Stones

    1. I have never found out how long a stonemason would have to work cutting a rough stone into a free standing circle with such accuracy. Add tothe task wild moorland weather and it must have been tough.


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