Monday, October 22, 2007

Bække Church/ Bække Kirke and Klebæk Høje, Hærvejen

South West Jutland in Ribe District

In 1807 a runestone was found in the dike by Bække Church. It dates from 925 and is placed upon a small hill in front of the church. The inscription says that "Tue Ravnsunge and Funden and Gnyble , they made Thyres Hill ". (Thyras Høj).

Klebæk Høje at Hærvejen

The runestone from the 900s is placed in the stem of the stone ship. The text says that 'Revne and Tobbe made these 'kumler' after their mother Vibrog'.

Klebæk Høje are also named "The Bække Monument". They consist of two grave hills from Bronze Age (ab. 3000 years ag9) and a 45 m long stone ship from Viking Age with a rune stone in the stem of the ship. From the beginning were about 60 big stones, but they were removed during the centuries for building purposes. Some small stones have been placed in order to mark the ship .Across a part of the area some wheel tracks from Hærvejen are visible. Hærvejen/The Ochsenroad was established later than the stone ship.

photo 20 october 2007: grethe bachmann

Friday, October 05, 2007

Queen Wasp

A queen wasp to the left.
photo september 2007: grethe bachmann

Greater Water-parsnip/Bredbladet Mærke

Sium Latifolium

Greater Water parsnip is widespread in Europe. One of the alternative English names for this plant is water hemlock as it bears a close resemblance to hemlock Conium maculatum, often found growing on wet meadows and banksides.

photo september 2007: grethe bachmann, Høstemark Skov Lille Vildmose North Jutland

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.

The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on.

- Emily Dickinson, Nature 27 - Autumn

photo october 2007: gb