23 January 2009

Photo Hunt - Chipped



The theme for this week's Photo Hunt is chipped. Rather than lok for one of our many chipped mugs I thought I would go for a stone found in Derrynane Co Kerry in Ireland. The vertical cracks are quite natural but along the edge of the stone are deilberate horizontal marks. This is an ancient Irish script called Ogham. I can't remember what the inscription says though

82 comments:

Photo Cache said...

I like your take on the theme. Very nice.

See you next week.

Carver said...

Beautiful shots and a great take on the theme. Happy weekend.

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect shots for this week theme, Mine's up too. Happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

Rather clever, choosing the very section that says 'Frying Tonight'.

Mirage said...

You did make the right choice of showing us this piece of natural art! Enjoy your weekend!

Leslie said...

Yep, good one Jams - I really like that! :)

Have a great weekend. :)

Bengbeng said...

It says whoever takes a pic of me is a smart one :)

I was just discharged from hospital yesterday.

I feel great. Happy Year of the Ox :)

Annie said...

Very cool photos. I love mysterious old chipped stones and that's a nice one.

Thanks for visiting mine (your comment made me laugh!) and have a nice weekend.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Expat Traveler said...

That is really cool. What a great find for this theme!

Maddy said...

Indeed. A much preferred version of chipped.
Cheers

jmb said...

I tried to avoid the chipped mug theme but could not think of a thing. This is very interesting. Happy weekend Jams.

YTSL said...

What an interesting stone. Are there many about in Ireland??

gengen said...

It is a nice take for the theme...Happy weekend. Mine is up also.

ancient one said...

Well, well, this is certainly different. I love this post. Thanks for sharing your photos of this stone. Loved Aileni's comment!

Napaboaniya said...

Very interesting, the chipped lines look pretty uniform and beautiful in it's very own natural way :)

Barbara H. said...

That's a unique take on the theme! What an interesting stone.

SASSY MOM said...

Lovely photos, nice take. Happy weekend!

RJ Flamingo said...

Very cool! I can see that I wasn't as original as I thought I was, though perhaps less ancient.:-) Nicely done.

Have a great weekend, and do stop by if you get the chance!

Anonymous said...

I have come across references to the Ogham script in the past but never seen an example before now. Thank you for sharing your - um - chipset ;)

Bonggamom said...

Those lines actually mean something? Wow, ancient civilizations never cease to amaze me.

I do hope you have time to stop by my blog this weekend-- I'm helping Quaker Oats and Share Our Strength with a campaign to stamp out childhood hunger in the US!

julie said...

These are very nice :) Naturally chipped

Cookie said...

good take!! i wonder how many years ago those were chipped :)

http://scroochchronicles.com/?p=1230

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

arlene said...

Great entry for the theme!

Happy week-end!

Terri said...

Really interesting, with some great photos to go with it.

stan said...

isnt nature the best artist ever?

Ordinary Biscuit said...

Chipped by nature.

Susann said...

Great Photos :)

Becky said...

I'm loving all the different takes on this theme. This one is gorgeous!

Here are my views of chipped. Have a great weekend!

Sabine said...

this is beautiful. and it reminds me how much i'd love to spend a few days/weeks in ireland...
happy weekend!

Randi said...

This is very beautiful and interesting post.
Thank you for the link.
Have a nice weekend!

ipanema said...

simply beautiful! i love Ireland though the only thing that's a bit Irish with me is my temper. :)

happy weekend!

June said...

Very interesting! It must be something to stand there in front of it knowing how much history it has seen!

Nunyaa said...

I wonder if anyone has posted a chipped tooth lol..rock formations are interesting to say the least.

Tarheel Rambler said...

Is that a Celtic language? Or earlier? Anyway, I love the way the photos provide more and more detail. Very interesting collection, and an interesting bit of Irish history. Thank you!

My contribution this week might qualify as a bit of history too, but much more recent and only locally significant.

Anonymous said...

What an interesting carving and I am dying to know what the horizontal lines are saying. Very cool.

If you have time, please check out my photo hunt for the week.

JyLnC's Chipped

TAB said...

Very neat!

Digital Polaroids said...

Good "chipped" hunting!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

CRIZ LAI said...

That sure is a great piece of chipped rock. I wish you could tell me more on the ancient scripts. I love things about the unexplained. :P

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

philos said...

Beautiful choice for this theme... does make one think though doesn't it? What could be so important to say that they chip it in this stone and have it last for eternity (or as close to it as we can imagine as humans).

Debbie said...

What a beautiful photo. Thought provoking to as the previous commenter noted.

Brita said...

Great take on the theme! Never heard of that language, really interesting and makes one think. Wonder how old it could be...

Zoolatry said...

Wow, these are really gorgeous photos...

Anonymous said...

How fascinating! It really is time I went back to Ireland. It's many years now since I was last there.

Renz said...

Great shot!

:)

PowersTwinB said...

Oh my goodness Jams! I am so glad you didnt get a chipped mugs and do that...this is perfect and I love seeing some of the natural beauties of your country! Great photo! MY hunt is up, please come and visit

Sarge Charlie said...

wow, you have so much old history, you wonder how people did this so long ago.

Marites said...

happy to know that you didn't do the mugs. this is an interesting post and i wouldn't know that the horizontal lines have meanings. Wonder what they say.

The Social Frog said...

Great take on the theme :) Nice shot :)

Mojo said...

Given the surroundings, it could be a signpost I suppose.

Or maybe it just says "What are YOU lookin' at?"

Mysterious! and nicely captured too.

Emzkie said...

that is so interesting.. very historical. =) mine is up also!

YellowRose said...

I love this!! I can't wait to see stones like this one in person in May!

Happy Weekend!

SabineM said...

I just love Ireland! Thank you for posting this photo! It is a great take on the theme!!

BTW, about my horse CHIPPING THE JUMP.. this was an equitation round, not a jumpers.. therefore, they do not have faults.. I think we do things a little different here in the US! ;)) WE do have jumpers with faults, but we also have rounds that are not timed and the rider or the horse are being judged! It was the case in the photo I posted!;)

Anonymous said...

Interesting history, and great photos.

Mrs Mecomber said...

What wonderful photos for today! I wish you could remember what the carvings said. How curious!

I did Photo Hunters today, too. I hope you get a chance to visit.
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-chipped/

CherryPie said...

A fascinating stone :-)

Daisy said...

That is really cool! It looks almost more like an old weathered piece of wood than stone.

diXymiss said...

Beautiful shot of an eXtraordinary subject.

Sammawow said...

Great choice for the chipped theme! What an interesting picture and post!

Carin said...

Wouldn't have minded seeing another chipped mug but I prefer seeing this Irish stone.
Great entry!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Alice Audrey said...

Cool. Much better than my chipped plate.

Eunoia said...

Just FYI, Ogham is written vertically, we were even taught the (small) Ogham alphabet at school (57 years ago). It may well be a gravestone. There is one like it near Laxey on the isle of Man. If I remember correctly it read "here lies ??? , son of ???, who built the boat that brought us here". Can't remember the names though :-(

Your stone is illegible to me though, I would have to see it all close up to translate it for you if all the script is still legible.

Brine Queen said...

That is a great photo, and an interesting take on the theme. Most thought provoking post!

jams o donnell said...

Ah yes Stu, In my post I was trying to draw waway from the natural weathering. THe Derrynane Ogham probably says something similar to teh one on teh Isle of Man

Anonymous said...

Interesting too

Dragonstar said...

There's not another post like this today. Great choice Jams.

Elaine Dale said...

the ancient script probably means something like : do NOT leave your chewing gum here! Greeting from Canada.

Biker Betty said...

What a great idea for this week's theme. This stone definitely has lots of chips in it. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Gabriel said...

Great pictures, Jams! Have a great weekend...

http://lfwaterloo.blogspot.com/2009/01/photohunt-23-chipped.html

Anneke said...

"Slightly" older than my entry...

http://mudpuddle.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/926/

girasoli said...

I thought it was wood at first. Interesting photo. Great take on the theme this week.

ian said...

thank you for this history lesson. one more item to look forward to in the event that i get to visit Ireland =] have a great week ahead!

Easy Dessert said...

Great photos! Really nice...

Forever Foster said...

I was amazed when you said it was stone. I thought at first that it was an old fence post or something. It's a fascinating piece of stone. What a wonderful choice!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

bintang said...

Love the background..love the stone
Can't wait to step foot on the Ireland soil ;)

Colin Campbell said...

I am certain it is rude and anti English.

Have a nice week Jams.

jams o donnell said...

Haha Colin... Something like "ye dirty English feckers?" That said the English were not a problem to the Irish for well over a millenium!

Liz said...

Wonderful!