The Pursuit of Happiness

Geraniums on the windowsill at Bealtaine Cottage

There’s a high wind in the skies above the cottage. Stanley stove at Bealtaine Cottage

Wind-chimes are clashing in discordant harmony all over the gardens.

The fire in the stove roars up the chimney, heating up the oven that beckons a cake or a loaf of bread to bake…
Celtic design on the backdoor of Bealtaine Cottage

The sun shines in a baby-blue sky and the cats are spread out on the warm earth.

The back door to the cottage lies open to admit the warmth of the April sun…

Potager bed at Bealtaine CottageI went into town this morning to post off seeds and herbs across the world…little bits of Bealtaine Cottage will soon be air-bound, in planes that will disperse them to many different countries, most of which I have never visited and probably never will.

Nursery bed at Bealtaine CottageThe urge to sow and plant, create gardens and smallholdings and grow, has never been stronger in people all over the world.

Contemplation Courtyard at Bealtaine CottageThere is a magic in the air that is leading us back to the Earth.

The Fairy Wood at Bealtaine CottageThose who encounter this are smitten with the desire to create a garden of abundance, colour, food…a garden of Eden.

Irusan the cat at Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture catsIn a world of apparent mayhem and uncertainty, one truth holds true…we have the ability to create a happier place called home.

lettuce in a hanging basket at  Bealtaine Cottage This is the message I am getting from all who write to me, converse on social media and visit Bealtaine Cottage in person.

Bealtaine Cottage Willow CatkinsThere is no need to pursue happiness, for we have the ability to create happiness all around us…today.

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12 thoughts on “The Pursuit of Happiness

  1. Reblogged this on Laura Bruno's Blog and commented:
    I love this 2013 post, including Colette’s reply in the comments section to a woman working to grow and nurture a similar paradise in the States:

    “Creation begins with intent and a willingness to honour Nature.
    All will manifest from that point.
    Planting trees is a blessing from you to Nature and each blessing you plant will be returned over and over.
    Those who seek to dominate her will be subject to the material world.
    Those who honour and respect will be rewarded with joy and nurtured in abundance.
    You are planting Eden.
    Blessings from Bealtaine Cottage
    Colx”

    If we each do our own little part, we can and will get Back to the Garden! Food for body, heart, and soul.

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  2. I had to smile when you posted the iron candle holder. For our anniversary unbeknownst to either my nor I, we both bought the same candle holder!! Like minds! Lovely bought a and photos.

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  3. What a wonderful blog! Plenty of inspirational material here! Keep up the excellent work, I shall follow you with interest ❤

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  4. what beautiful photos, and what a charming home! i’m working hard to do something similar in the states, though my six acres are still in the toddler stage. we have critters and over one thousand baby trees, with more babies of many species arriving this year. it is such a blessing to see photos from a well loved and nourished home – very much like what i hope my own home will be like years from now.

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    • Creation begins with intent and a willingness to honour Nature.
      All will manifest from that point.
      Planting trees is a blessing from you to Nature and each blessing you plant will be returned over and over.
      Those who seek to dominate her will be subject to the material world.
      Those who honour and respect will be rewarded with joy and nurtured in abundance.
      You are planting Eden.
      Blessings from Bealtaine Cottage
      Colx

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