Where we scattered the ashes

Where we scattered the ashes

My family and I recently scattered the ashes of my parents on the slopes of Blencathra in the Lake District. Under beautiful skies, it was a poignant, but not sad day, full of chat and reflections and simple happiness at just being there. As my brother and I stood in contemplation in the breeze, my sister-in-law was astonished to see two ravens circling over our heads whilst we stood completely unaware.


  1. Lucy Telford wrote:

    What a beautiful place to choose for this. You write how we all hope that it might be I think and so simply yet effectively. Symbols, ghosts, past and present.

    Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Permalink
  2. Mark Tweedie wrote:

    Thank you, Lucy. It was indeed a simple and rather special day. Such times provide a touchstone and foundation for anchoring one’s sanity and focus on the important things in what seems to be an increasingly frantic and busy world. I had a lot more to say but somehow a short and simple blog post seemed really much more eloquent.

    Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 9:45 am | Permalink
  3. your work/blog always gives me a sense of calm, a sense of perspective about my life, about life.
    Our lives are so fleeting – so momentary, especially when looking at where you are standing – thinking of the thousands of people who have walked these hills – passing through. This is a beautiful reminder of our mortality – but not a morbid one.

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Permalink
  4. Mark, I think your beautiful image and your text really communicate something of the profound but also quite simple nature of such occasions.

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Permalink
  5. Mark Tweedie wrote:

    Deborah, Michael, it is wonderful to read the reactions of such thoughtful and interesting photographers as yourselves. Thank you both for taking the time to comment.

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Permalink
  6. tony knox wrote:

    hello Mark
    Im teaching photography covered Pin hole on a digital SLR come to see your work Im going to show it to the class next week your works got soul…

    Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

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