Winter Is Coming!

The first dusting of snow arrived yesterday, below is a stunning photograph of the  Ballymeanoch Standing Stones inspiring the Kilmartin Museum Winter images series. 

The two alignments at Ballymeanoch are the most visible part of a concentration of ancient monuments in the immediate area.

If you are in the area you must visit Kilmartin Glen, the Kilmartin Museum Cafe is open until Dec 23rd this year, so you can warm up with some tasty soup and do some Christmas shopping while you are there!

If you cannot visit just yet you can enjoy the series of winter images Kilmartin Museum are sharing on their Facebook page.
Kilmartin Glen is one of Scotland’s richest prehistoric landscapes. With over 800 historic monuments, cairns, standing stones, stone circles and rock art dating back over 5000 years!

Archaeology

http://www.kilmartin.org/events/

 

Kilberry Scarecrow Festival

We took a drive along the Kilberry Road for the scarecrow festival.
As always there was quite a good mix, including a brilliant Tim Peake/Rocket man David Bowie!
Marvel Superhero’s with an epic battle between Batman and Spiderman!
We found Donald Trump, Trumping and Jack Sparrow chillin’ on the hill.

A few had been battered from the strong wind the night before but most had survived.
The scarecrow festival happens every year and is organised by the Ormsary District Social Club.
Today (Easter Monday) at the hall they are having an Easter event with an Easter Egg trail for the children while serving tea, coffee and homebaking before they announce the winning scarecrow.

I wouldn’t want to be the judge there are so many great ‘crows along the road!

Apologies for those I didn’t manage to photograph, I know there were a few more but I didn’t get the chance to stop off at all of them.

Thanks to everyone that takes part, I look forward to them every year.

Here’s hoping we see even more next year!