Weekly Photo Challenge – Motion 2

28 Apr

Last Mid Summer Solstice, jumping the flames as part of the Mid Summer ritual. I love how the stripes are all blurry showing the speed with which the jump is made. What a joyful celebration it was!

Jumping the flames

Jumping the flames

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10 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge – Motion 2

  1. Grannymar

    April 28, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Excuse my ignorance, but I never heard of jumping the flames before.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 28, 2015 at 10:33 pm

      Its a pagan thing. We were with friends who have a stone circle on their land and everyone jumped the fire in the middle of the circle. It is supposed to ensure good health, good crops and wealth for the next year. 🙂

      • Grannymar

        April 29, 2015 at 3:36 pm

        I must look out for a celebration like that and join in some day.

        • mybeautfulthings

          April 29, 2015 at 6:55 pm

          It is fun though I didn’t jump the fire last year. My new hip may allow me to this year! 🙂

          • Grannymar

            April 30, 2015 at 12:18 pm

            Next year! I hope you hip replacement was as good as mine five and a half years ago!

          • mybeautfulthings

            April 30, 2015 at 1:03 pm

            It’s brilliant, thank you. I’m seeing the surgeon for a check up this afternoon. I hope he is as delighted with my progress as I am! 🙂

          • Grannymar

            April 30, 2015 at 2:04 pm

            I am sure he will!

          • mybeautfulthings

            April 30, 2015 at 3:44 pm

            He was very pleased with my progress and is going to do Hip No 2 in September! Then I really will be all singing and dancing in time for Christmas! 🙂

          • Grannymar

            April 30, 2015 at 3:58 pm

            Way to go girl. Big celebrations at Christmas!


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