The Romance of Gardening…falling for Gaia

8 Aug

A love story in pictures…

The misty hill of Ballyfermoyle***

Petunias in pot on veranda table***

Entrance to the Fairy Wood***

The Lodge at Bealtaine Cottage***

Roses on veranda at bealtaine cottage today***

Angel on Midsummer morning***

Bealtaine Cottage sign***

driveway at bealtaine Cottage***Sunset through the trees at Bealtaine Cottage***

veranda at bealtaine cottage***

pealtaine Cottage permaculture gardens***

Pond in May at Bealtaine Cottage***

Pond in the Bog Garden at Bealtaine Cottage 015


Bee on Lunaria flower at Bealtaine Cottage***

Angel at Bealtaine Cottage***

Buddha under the Laurel arch at Bealtaine Cottage permaculture gardens***

Mist and trees in the permaculture gardens at Bealtaine Cottage***

Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture***

Bealtaine Cottage 011***

Midwinter mist at Bealtaine Cottage***

bealtaine Cottage in the snow***

Angel in the snow at Bealtaine Cottage

6 Responses to “The Romance of Gardening…falling for Gaia”

  1. icarus62 August 30, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    Beautiful pictures.

    Here in Portsmouth there used to be a shabby ‘public convenience’ on a small triangle of land next to a roundabout and a prison. Eventually it was demolished and the land left untouched for perhaps a year or several years. In that time it became a riot of wild flowers, eye-catching and beautiful. Then the council, in their infinite wisdom, decided to mow it all down. Today it’s just an unused patch of short grass – A little oasis of natural beauty wiped away for no reason.

    We really need to appreciate nature more, and not think that everything has to be controlled and managed and artificial.

  2. Vivien Cruickshank August 8, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    I have just returned from holidaying in beautiful Scotland, back to the humidity and Fracking news. The village is going to Balcombe on the 24th to support the protesters, so I shall go of course. The garden is dripping in fruit. In the spring I feared there wouldn’t be much, as there seemed to be so few pollinators about, but miraculously, we have the most abundant crop I have ever seen. I have had to order yet another freezer to accommodate it all. It must have been a full time job for you Colette, picking all those blackcurrants!

    • Bealtaine Cottage August 8, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

      And wonderful work it is too!
      Great news that the village is supporting Balcombe! So heartening and empowering!

  3. cequin August 8, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

    These images do indeed tell a story……of the beauty and splendour of nature, the essence of which you have managed to capture through the lens of your camera. Well done Colette; looking forward to a sequel sometime soon! Good also to see Missy putting in an appearance. Hopefully her health is holding up.

    • Bealtaine Cottage August 8, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

      Missy is in remarkably good health. The Vet cannot “see” her tumour. Missy has been receiving Reiki healing for some months now!

  4. laurabruno August 8, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

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