Colette O'Neill, creative force at Bealtaine Cottage… Ireland's Sustainable Living, Permaculture Lifestyle Practitioner, celebrating 12 yrs growing a sustainable sanctuary for Mother Earth, with magical gardens powered by Goddess-inspired Permaculture. Mother Earth can live without us. We cannot live apart from Her. It's time to nurture and care for our only home.
An Angel in the Snow
The wind howled all night as it carried snow in from the Atlantic Ocean.
The moon drifted downwards as the sun rose.
Somewhere in-between I got up and lit the stove, walked the dogs and returned to settle into a hunker-down day in the cottage.
As I write, the dogs are in their baskets and the cats are lounging on the sofas.
Animals know when it’s cold and really appreciate being indoors!
Che-Mousy-Bear is purring loudly on the sofa nearby my desk.
Sam sits opposite.
This kind of weather often makes an appearance after Spring has been called.
The Primroses and Daffodils don’t seem to mind.
They know it won’t last!
The snow is soft and fluffy with little ice and no frost.
The wind has settled down and the sun is shining.
Today I shall work in the tunnel, sowing herbs and pumpkins…it’s Spring, even if there is snow!
Indoors I am sorting seed and making Smudge Sticks for sale in the Bealtaine Cottage Shop.
A big pot of vegetable soup is on the menu…just the thing on a snowy day!