Helo Pawb (Everyone)
I have visited Bryn Celli Ddu twice before and written about the second one here. That blog explained my reasons for exploring it, and also Moel-y-don on the Menai Strait, so I won’t rehash them now. With this new visit, I wanted to check out the site for any seasonal changes I might be able to use in my novel and for anything else that might come up, as I’m sure will happen, given the synchronicities at other sites.
As I walked to the tomb, I took particular note of the trees and bird life and tracked the stream that ran nearby. The hedge along the track comprised hawthorn, blackthorn, guelder rose and rowan, while plenty of magpies, jackdaws and crows flew about and rasped, cawed and croaked their usual commentaries on the weather, winged life in general, and the interruptions by tourists. Near the tomb itself there were big Scots Pines and plenty of gorse, with a large outcrop of basalt rocks on a nearby hill.
|First view of Bryn Celli Ddu, showing the back of the tomb with the reproduction 'Pattern Stone'.|
|Scots Pines at the nearby farm|
|Entrance to Bryn Celli Ddu|
|The passageway, looking out|
|Offerings on one of the ledges. Note the brown stain from the dirt floor.|
|The free standing pillar. Note also the green lichen and more offerings|
|The lie of the land near the tomb.|
(I had taken a video, which should more landscape, but the upload feature isn't working.)
|Another cloud shot (and you thought I was only obsessed with jackdaws)|
Cofion Cynnes (Warm Regards)