The Light of Spring

8 Mar

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Sammy-Bear lies concussed by the heat from the wood burning stove! It’s a tough life being a cat at Bealtaine Cottage!

www.bealtainecottage.comOver the past week there has been a struggle between Winter and Spring as temperatures have moved up and down the thermometer, with hard frost, heavy rain, warm nights and brilliant sun all in the mix!

www.bealtainecottage.comThe rising sun reflected in the mirror at the far end of the veranda.

www.bealtainecottage.comThe amazing light of early Spring…

www.bealtainecottage.comMoving closer to the mirror, the rising sun looks back at me over the head of the Buddha…quite otherworldly.

www.bealtainecottage.comThis was how the Romantic Poets viewed the world…through a mirror…I understand why!

www.bealtainecottage.comFurther down the gardens, the last seed-head of the Gunnera Manicata stands tall against the storms of winter, saluting the Spring.

www.bealtainecottage.comThe ponds have remained in flood during this winter, the wettest on record since 1866 here in Ireland.

www.bealtainecottage.comCatkins stand out against a brilliant blue sky, providing some little food for any early Bees.

www.bealtainecottage.comThe shadows of Spring are long, casting patterns and shapes on an ever-changing tapestry.

www.bealtainecottage.comThe kitchen is illuminated by a different light…the light of Spring.

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Bealtaine Cottage has built up a Permaculture Seed Bank.

If you want to see a list of available seeds, this link will take you there…http://bealtainecottage.com/seeds-from-bealtaine-cottage/

Seeds from Bealtaine Cottage in Ireland are posted all over the world!

Bealtaine Cottage is also on YouTube…with over 110 videos about Permaculture, planting, growing and living.

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7 Responses to “The Light of Spring”

  1. Joanne Hunt March 9, 2014 at 8:29 pm #

    I Have planted the seeds today Colette and put them in the warm. I cannot wait to have my very own little piece of Bealtaine here.
    Thank you
    Joanne xxx

    • Bealtaine Cottage March 9, 2014 at 8:52 pm #

      That’s great Joanne…I’ve planted this week too, so hopefully abundance will flourish!
      Blessings
      colette X

  2. jennymethven March 9, 2014 at 10:31 am #

    Do you know of Seedy Pen Pals? http://www.carllegge.com/seedy-penpals/ It’s also a great way to swap seeds. Jenny

  3. maryrellen March 9, 2014 at 8:31 am #

    hello from sunny Norwich where the skies are wide and full of spring light, somehow magnified because the branches are still bare. Violets are flowering on my lawn and my pear tree is almost budding. It is a Heaven on Earth day, half-moon peace and calm…:)

    • Bealtaine Cottage March 9, 2014 at 9:42 am #

      Lovely to hear from you, Mary XXX Blessings XXX

    • mardatha March 9, 2014 at 10:14 am #

      Up here al I have are snowdrops and crocus so far..

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