Sunday 17 December 2023

The B Team's Scorhill Stone Circle Selfie on The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop **PLUS** Smooch's UK Historical Travel Guide

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Epic Sunday greetings pawesome furiends

Welcome to another BBHQ selfie selection, this week we decided to bip down south to Dartmoor in our Time Travelling Telephone Box and visit the Scorhill Stone Circle.

The B Team's Scorhill Stone Circle Selfie 

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Guys this place is so pawesome, there was nothing for miles around apart from us! MOL

Mew know how much we love ancient standing stones and stone circles, see our previous trips to:

Here's a little bit of info from BBHQ's Historical Travel Guide, Smooch:

Greetings fellow travellers and history lovers!

As we hiked through the hills of Dartmoor, we stumbled upon the Scorhill Stone Circle, a fascinating prehistoric monument that has stood the test of time for over 4,000 years. This ancient site is a must-visit for anypawdy interested in the rich history of the British Isles and offers a glimpse into the lives of our Neolithic and Bronze Age ancestors. The Scorhill Stone Circle is made up of 23 granite stones, which were carefully chosen and transported from the surrounding moorland. It was once thought to have as many as 60 to 70 stones. The stones vary in size from 1.2 to 1.8 meters in height and are arranged in a slightly oval shape, measuring about 27 meters in diameter. Experts believe that the site was built during the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age, which means it dates back to around 2000 BC. The purpose of the Scorhill Stone Circle remains a mystery, although many theories have been put forward. Some archaeologists believe that it was used for religious or spiritual rituals, while others suggest that it was a meeting place for the local community. Another theory is that the stones were used for astronomical observations, as they are aligned with the moon and stars. As we explored the site, we couldn't help but wonder about the people who built it. What did they believe? What was their daily life like? The Scorhill Stone Circle offers a unique window into the past, allowing us to connect with our ancestors and understand their world a little better. Aside from the Scorhill Stone Circle, there are many other interesting ancient sites nearby. The Grey Wethers, for example, is a pair of Bronze Age stone circles about 3 kilometres away from Scorhill. The circles are made up of 39 stones, and are thought to have been used for similar purposes as Scorhill. We may even bip there next week! MOL If mew're interested in castles, mew can also visit the nearby Castle Drogo, a furbulous building built in the early 20th century. Castle Drogo was designed by the renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and is now owned by the National Trust, and it is currently under renovation. Overall, the Scorhill Stone Circle is a fascinating place to visit, offering a glimpse into the ancient history of Dartmoor and the lives of our ancestors. Whether mew're interested in archaeology, spirituality, or simply love exploring the great outdoors, this site is not to be missed.



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We're also joining in Athena's Fabulous Art Hop so do stop by and show off your pawesome arty-farty skills.

We tried Prisma again this week, but there was nothing that complimented the photo, so it was back to BeFunky and we found a new A.I. feature called sky replacer, so we had to give that a whirl, and changed it to a dark, stormy affair with lightning - EPIC!

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The effect was created with Befunky - AI Enhancer, sky replacer, Gouache 1 + colour changes to fill light and saturation with a moody vignette around the edge.

We also turned this fab arty-farty picture into a puzzle, so do stop by the puzzle page and take the Puzzle Challenge, see if mew can beat our time of 9 mins 27 secs so ten seconds faster than last week! 

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We're off to snoopervise Cat Dad putting up the outdoor lights this morning and then it'll be lunchtime, and as always we really look forward to our roast dinner, and we think that Smooch is already sitting next to the oven! MOL

Do join us again tomorrow, when we're back with another another fun Catmas Crafting with Cats post, our usual Cats Have Problems Too will be back in the New Year, but if mew missed last week's Despurrate Dilemma, click here.

We do hope mew have an epic day, and remember to always...
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  1. That is quite the selfie gathering, y'all look fabulous!!!! Thanks for joining Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  2. Amazing selfie, mew guys! And that artwork is EPIC. Seriously epic! We are purring Cat Dad stays safe while putting up those lights. XO

  3. All these places are fascinating. I'm sure all of them were used for multiple purposes, perhaps all the things the archaeologists think and even more. After all, you don't put that much work into building something you're not going to put to good use!

  4. With all these lessons I will be an English History major in no time

  5. That place looks fascinating - though We don't think We would like to be out there in a storm, so We prefurr the original picture, without the stormy effects.

  6. What a fine example. Until we time travel, I guess we'll never truly know what the ancients got up to in these circles and sites. Makes for a great place to visit and no mistake.

  7. How do you research these places, B-Team? Paw internet? Fur-tastic art too. Precious

  8. The art makes it looks very mysterious and even threatening. You weren't too far from us so you should have bipped a bit further, then you could have shown me around TTTB! Ivor was actually born quite close to there in Widecombe in the Moor.

    1. COOL! I'll never see his picture on your blog again without remembering this fact about him.

  9. What a fantastic site, and the art effect sure does make it look all stormy and spooky!

  10. Oh how I wish I could see it. ALL of the stone sites you all have been to. I LOVE these tours you give us.

  11. Ooh, Dartmoor!
    Did you hear the baying of the hound?
    Love the sites that you visit, and thanks for the puzzle.

  12. Very nice selfie and art. Thanks for the puzzle. XO


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