‘Oh – And It Makes Me Wonder’…. Archaeology In Action….‘Some Things Never Change’……

by Bernie Bell - 09:09 on 31 May 2023

‘Oh – And It Makes Me Wonder’…


What might the Ancients have made of these ‘portents’ in the sky?


Archaeology In Action….

Not Orkney – but for all we know the folk from this area might have come to the Ness of Brodgar for a ‘pilgrimage’….


Clever re-cycling ideas for making big sieves!

Re. pilgrims/visitors…..



'Some Things Never Change'....

Some Things Never Change

I used to fling bread at ducks
with stubby little boy arms
not yet skilled at throwing

While I liked avian attention
I didn't want them too close
with their loud harsh quacks

The duck pond in my hometown park
had a little island that wasn't
but it's how I learned the words
isthmus and peninsula

Squatting on the shore
heaving bread into water
with my parents on the "mainland"

I felt the twinge of independence
glad they weren't too close
still wanting them to watch

But anxious about being left behind


The man steps away from the child – but the child stays with the man …thank goodness.

Another little window on humanity.


Here’s one I made earlier…. https://theorkneynews.scot/2022/01/10/stone-age-ice-houses/



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