Sunday 23 June 2024

The B Team's Mystical Aikey Brae Stone Circle Selfie on The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop **PLUS** Smooch's UK Historical Travel Guide **PLUS** The P.A. Visited A Stone Circle Without Us!

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Furbulous Sunday greetings furiends

Welcome to another BBHQ selfie selection, and woo hoo! We're back on the Stone Circle trail! This time in Aberdeenshire.

The B Team's Aikey Brae Stone Circle Selfie 

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We had an epic time, and to be honest, we were a little hissed off because when the P.A. went to Scotland, she visited a stone circle without telling us. Can mew believe it?!!

The Invermoriston Stone Circle 

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Obviously, she didn't get to clamber all over the stones like we do, and this circle was in the middle of a really pretty meadow with a fence on the side where the P.A. took this photo. She wasn't sure whether there was any way to get a little closer, so this was as good as it got, but as she said, she still got to see it! MOL

Smooch tried to find out more about this stone circle but came back blank. This may mean it is a more recent addition, or it may be thousands of years old and just a really well-kept secret. We prefer the latter! 

Welcome back to my historic travel blog. Today we're exploring the Mystical Aikey Brae Stone Circle in Aberdeenshire, UK. Ensconced in the picturesque countryside of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, lies the ancient and enigmatic Aikey Brae Stone Circle. Another epic historic site is shrouded in mystery and has long been a point of fascination for travellers and history enthusiasts alike. The Aikey Brae Stone Circle is a Bronze Age monument consisting of a ring of stones set in the rolling hills of Aberdeenshire. The circle is approximately fifteen-ish metres in diameter, give or take a metre, depending on who's using the tape measure! MOL Some of the stones are recumbent, the largest one being front and centre with smaller ones dotted around. The stones vary in height but are under one metre high, with widths up to 1.9 metres. The size and arrangement of the stones at Aikey Brae are a testament to the engineering and architectural prowess of the ancient individuals who built it all those millennia ago. Archaeological evidence suggests that the Aikey Brae Stone Circle was constructed around 4,000 to 4,500 years ago, placing its origins firmly in the Bronze Age. The purrpose of the circle is still a subject of discussion among historians and archaeologists, but it is widely believed that such stone circles held significant ceremonial and ritualistic importance for the communities who built them. Some theories suggest that they may have been used for astronomical observations, religious ceremonies, or communal gathering places. And as it was the Summer Solstice on Thursday/Friday, I'm sure many of these stone circles were part of some epic celebrations. Walking among the stones of Aikey Brae, mew can't help but be awed by the sense of timelessness and history that permeates the site. The sweeping views of the surrounding Aberdeenshire countryside only add to the mystical atmosphere of the place, making it a truly captivating destination for anypawdy with an interest in ancient history and archaeology. Visiting Aikey Brae Stone Circle offers a rare opportunity to connect with Scotland's ancient past and to ponder the enduring legacy of our ancestors. Whether mew're a history buff, a spiritual seeker, or simply a curious traveller, this pawe-inspiring site is sure to leave a lasting impression and evoke a sense of wonder at the mysteries of the past.

Happy Trails


 BBHQ's Historical Travel Guide

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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.

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The effect was created with Befunky—AI Enhancer, AI Sky Replacer, Fill-light reduced, Gouache 1, and changes to vibrancy and contrast.

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 34 secs. 

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Anyhoo we're off to do B Team things; Smooch is in charge of snoopervising lunch and the P.A. is trying out a new cheesecake recipe today, so he'll be carefully monitoring and assessing things to make sure it turns out like the picture, as the P.A. can get a bit creative and off-recipe at times! MOL

It's been very warm the last couple of days, so the rest of us are headed into the garden to find a shady spot under the trees or a bush.

Join us again tomorrow when we're back with a brand new Cats Have Problems To post, and see what's irking Isolde.

We do hope mew have an epic day and remember to...
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Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

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  1. Whoa, what a cool place!
    Love that y'all get around like this; wish I could go with.
    Off to puzzle now...thanks.

  2. Another excellent find for an Ussie and y'all totally nailed it! Thanks for joining Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  3. Mew guys are rocking your stone circle selfie once again! Bravo!

  4. If you see anyone with spray paint bite them in the butt for me

  5. Great selfies and art at that stone circle.

  6. Pawsome art, guys!
    A propos stone circles - We were wondering what you think about those Nut-case Humans who sprayed Stonehenge with paint.

  7. Blimey, looks like you missed out on a circle. But what a beautiful image! One to teleport to in the TTTB. That little circle looks delightful. It may be a less important one given its size, but it still would have taken a huge effort to build.

  8. Wow, these stone circles really are fascinating! Love seeing the B-Team at the Aberdeenshire location, and that one in Scotland had beautiful surroundings too, but not as beautiful as the B-Team!

  9. The PA took a great photo . Nice selfie and thanks for the puzzle. XO

  10. Excellent selfie!

    I wonder if the circle your PA visited is on private property, which is why it was fenced off.


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