|Castlerigg Ancient Stone Circle|
|Lake Derwentwater at the edge of Keswick|
|Map of the stones and their surrounding mountains at the site.|
After an April shower with more rain predicted, Jay and I drove up a narrow winding lane in early evening. As we'd hoped, few visitors were present - and then they left and we were alone.
Wherever you turn are valleys ringed by mountains, the same view the ancients had. Because I have ancestors from this Border region of England and Scotland, perhaps the old blood of my blood had gathered here for pagan ceremony.
Over the valley rain returned and with it twilight. And then was only the earth and the stones and the hollow sky.