I am going to copy over the most recent post here, I would like to know whether I should persevere with it or whether I should archive it? If it gets some visitors I will think on it further.
Hagstones.traditionally considered to be stones with a natural hole in them; these stones (often flint) were prized as wards against evil. They were hung over the door or around the neck for protection; they were also hung from the bridles and neck collars of working horses, protecting horse and driver whilst they were working.
Lonely ploughman and horse, dusk descending so that the trees become silhouettes. No longer the friendly green clothed oak or ash, now eerie blocks of menace, peopled by crows, and rooks that creak and caw. Hung from the collar, tipping onto the brasses and leather, is his hagstone. Turned up by the ploughs metal blade, chosen for it's power to keep them safe in this twi-lit field as they release the spirits in the soil.
|Although this has no hole, the womanly shape reminded me|
of votive statues from the distance past.