Last month we visited family in Cheshire and I managed to drag myself out early for some atmospheric pictures around Lindow Common.
Lindow Common was where “Lindow Man” (the body of a male buried in the peat) was discovered in 1984. According to Wikipedia (a-hem) Lindow Man’s death was violent, perhaps ritualistic; after a last meal of charred bread, he was strangled, hit on the head, and his throat cut. Dating the body has proven problematic, but it is thought that Lindow Man was deposited into Lindow Moss, face down, some time between 2 BC and 119 AD.
ANYWAY, the Common is a beautiful place to photograph in an eerie kind of way. On one occasion I did manage to experience snow, hail and rain all in the same morning, but it was absolutely fantastic. Here are some of my favourite pictures:
(I was waiting for a buzzard to land on the post in the centre of the picture, but sadly he didn’t turn up that morning …)