Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #63 – Magical

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Ireland is one of the most magical places I’ve ever visited, and what could be more magical than a stone circle?  This small circle was on some farmer’s hillside in the Beara Peninsula.  I admit this in kind of cheating because I already used this picture for a similar challenge with WPC: Magic in 2016.  But I just love this photo!  No one from our group went back in time through the circle, though.

Our tour guide actually had to work some magic of his own to get us this close, because there was a herd of cows in this field when we arrived.  We were about to hop the fence into the field (with permission), when he noticed there was a bull in with them!  Luckily he was able to calmly and gently herd them away and we were able to safely approach.

Maybe the cows also appreciate the magic of the stone circle.

You can find more magic at the original Lens-Artist challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

From Beara Peninsula.

Our guide knew of a stone circle on some property up on a hill.  However, upon our arrival we discovered that a herd of cows was there before us, already appreciating the site.  There was a bull in with them, so we approached slowly and waited for them to clear off before heading into the field.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

Weekly Photo Challenge: Magic

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From Beara Peninsula.

The entire country of Ireland is magical, and I could have picked just about any picture from my trip there last year.  But this stone circle, that we encountered in someone’s cow pasture, seemed to have that unearthly quality.

I used a slightly different picture of this circle for a previous photo challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Magic

Weekly Photo Challenge: Circle

From Beara Peninsula, Ireland.

This is one of the dozens of ancient stone circles all over the rugged Beara Peninsula, as well as the whole country of Ireland.  They were made thousands of years ago, and there are various theories as to their purpose.

There were a bunch of cows hanging out in the field with this circle, and our group was about to climb the fence into the field with them when our guide noticed a bull in there with them as well.  We all backed down slowly!  They kind of slowly wandered away from us so we were eventually able to approach the circle safely.  You can see the remnants of the herd in the right background of the photo.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Circle