Earlier today, I was honoured to discover that Cee has picked me as one of her Featured Bloggers for the Fun Foto Challenge this week, following my post Alaska Orca from last time! Imagine my surprise and joy. Thanks, Cee! It even inspired Rich get off his sickbed (well, couch, actually… it’s just a little cold!) to post a contribution to this week’s challenge. I hope it’s worth it!
For whatever reason, people can’t seem to resist cutting huge designs into the hillsides of Southern England’s chalk downlands. There are human figures and military regimental badges…
… But most abundant are the white horses…
The majority of the horses date from the 1800s right up to the present day. And even the Long Man of Wilmington & Cerne Abbas Giant are now believed to be no older than the 16th Century.
Which means the most famous of the chalk figures, the Uffington White Horse, is also the most authentic. It was first cut by prehistoric peoples approximately 3000 years ago!
I wonder if they’d consider doing a chalk carving of a Giraffeses? I’d be happy to sit for the artist!
And if that’s not enough for you, there are now three Jaspa’s Journey novels to enjoy as ebooks! Perfect for Kids 8 – 80!