I love the way Aikey Brae stone circle seems to materialise as you step out of the dark woodland path. It’s my favourite circle; it feels like my ‘home’ one. I did used to live nearby so have visited it more than any other. This was Boxing Day.
It was bright and frosty and enchanted. There was chocolate.
A few days later, on the way to see a friend, I stopped by Loanhead of Daviot:
The day was damp and dark and cold. The circle felt calm and steadfast. Timeless.
The double recumbent:
And then, in the new year, many weathers happened at Berrybrae circle. First there was sun (pictured below) before a gale blew up and brought horizontal sleet…
Let 2015 hold more timeless enchantment (and chocolate) for us all than horizontal precipitation!
Set in a fictional castle in Aberdeenshire, Ailish Sinclair’s debut novel, THE MERMAID AND THE BEAR, blends an often overlooked period of history, the Scottish witchcraft accusations, in particular the 1597 Aberdeen witchcraft panic, with a love story.