Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Here I stand, my feet placed firmly on rock that is estimated to be 3 billion years old. It is a shelf of Lewisian Gneiss, that is the bedrock of this land. I am wearing my hiking boots, because I know that soon I will be scrambling around on rocks of a similar age with my 3 year old son. I have stopped here, as it is my favourite spot to take a photograph of the Callanish Stones.
Looking West over the bay, I notice the contours of ancient lazybeds, or runrigs - a common method of land cultivation used for centuries in this area, before sheep farming became the default use for the land. As we begin our own growing venture here, it is heartening to see these traces of a once productive countryside.
Where will your feet wander today? Visit GardenMama's beautiful space and take part in Wandering Wednesday - you may be surprised where you find yourself.