I always said I’d go back to this site, a big stone on a jumble of stone rows, - which time has been unkind to, it turns out:
It’s on the far side (of the road that runs along) the next floodplain to the south of where I live, on a west facing terrace above the river and floodplain. I couldn’t cross the river so instead I went back to the same place I’d been the day before, opposite bank from the Old Mill. I’ve seen the old zigzag stone rows that touched the river disappear over the last three or four decades I’ve been wandering around the River and its uplands, never photographing them because I just didn’t know what I think I know now. I believed in the old Colonial Myth and film was expensive, as was developing. A big 100 year flood wiped out a tremendous amount of them – just before I’d visited this big stone for the first time.
Some animal forms perhaps? More than one?
Left facing Bear? Right facing Turtle ?
(Above: South facing Turtle close up; Below: Looking West)
(Above: East west row in background, foreground is a zigzag row, perched boulder at junction)
Single Stone turtle again
Looking uphill, I spot some mounds:
Mound and circular ring
Short row that leads to long linear N/S row:
Another larger mound with a tree sprouting out of it (above)
Back to the East/west row (below)
8th in distance as snow begins to fall:
I got more scratches getting in here: