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Bullaun Stone

Ballard (Bullaun Stone) by ryaner Only re-discovered when the hedge here was cut back about 8 years ago.
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Posted by ryaner
8th August 2013ce
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Comments (5)

What a discovery! Aren't these just great, I love seeing these lovely ballaun stones you've been visiting. Imagine the temptation to put three plant pots of geraniums in these. Or is it just me, perhaps that's very disrespectful. Plus the fact I thought your other photo made the single stone look like it was waiting for the bus. They're so sturdy and straightforward, I feel like they have a satisfying quality that more complicated rock art kind of lacks, for all its fancy cup and rings. (just a bit of crazy tma talk there) Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
8th August 2013ce
Perfect circles, pestle and mortar that what they remind me of, and what was those strange stick like things in the bowl? moss Posted by moss
8th August 2013ce
Yes Rhiannon, they are great, but your flowerpot idea, while not disrespectful, would ruin their simplicity imho. If the smaller one is waiting on a bus it's on the wrong side of the road – that's a dead end.

They're some sort of plant seed Moss, a bit like pine needles but there are no pine trees nearby.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
8th August 2013ce
Also Moss, pestle and mortar is a conclusion that you would almost have to come to. ryaner Posted by ryaner
8th August 2013ce
Great stones these.
Glad to see they haven't been used as gas bottle holders!
Evergreen Dazed Posted by Evergreen Dazed
8th August 2013ce
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