The Romance of Gardening…falling for Gaia

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

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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***

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Midwinter mist at Bealtaine Cottage***

bealtaine Cottage in the snow***

Angel in the snow at Bealtaine Cottage

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17 thoughts on “The Romance of Gardening…falling for Gaia

  1. I so enjoy all your photos. That looks like a remarkably large parcel of land to have a pond as well. I would love to actually see something so beautiful and natural. It makes my heart happy. Blessing to you. I know, you are already blessed.

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  2. Your posts make me so happy, I’m an acupuncturist and herbalist and I love how you connect not just to the earth’s beauty, but to her energy and sacredness. Thanks for the uplifting posts!

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      • Hi Colette, Thanks for your reply.

        I’m just changing my diet to Vegan.
        Maybe you can share some of your recipes ideas – if you like. Did you ever make Kombucha?

        Geralyne

        P.S. When I retire in a few years, the first place I’m going is to Ireland to visit Bealtaine.
        The second thing I’m thinking of doing is taking a course at the Ballymaloe cookery school in East Cork. Do you know it?

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        • Kombucha is really good…a friend has shared some with me. I will definitely post some recipes. Ballymaloe is a place I would love to visit too…never been and heard good things about it, but ideally would love a Vegan cookery course!
          Blessings XXX
          Colette

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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!

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  5. 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.

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