The clock ticks towards Samhain, literally meaning: Summer’s end!
Tomorrow is Samhain, a celebration of the last day of Summer and the beginning of Winter in the Celtic calendar. Despite cold nights creeping into Bealtaine, all remains green on the ground, with just the trees showing signs of transition into Winter.
Nasturtiums have not yet melted in the frost…it seems the ground continues to put forth enough heat to protect them!
“I ordered my food ages ago!”
Sammy-Bear waits for his breakfast on the veranda…I have to hurry up with this photography business and serve him breakfast! The Wisteria, on the veranda of the Lodge, is showing a last magnificent vibrancy before it sets itself into bed.
The plants and trees are making a fantastic show of colour this season!
The view from the doorway of the Lodge remains green and tranquil.
The micro-climate created here serves the cottage well.
All is sheltered from the North, West and East! We really have been blessed, with perfect weather this year, here in the west of Ireland.
Each season has behaved itself extraordinarily well! Despite the fact it was my birthday yesterday, I was sufficiently inspired to work and spent the afternoon crocheting this hat.
It’s an “Annie Hall,” inspired creation…I adore Diane Keaton!
I love the “cloche” type, 1920’s inspired, hats and adore working with pure wool and natural fabric.
This one is made using Donegal Tweed Pure Wool and the colour is just wonderful!
I shall be making many more for the Bealtaine Cottage Etsy shop!
Here’s the link to the Bealtaine Cottage Etsy Shop…
16 years of Goddess Permaculture through the Bealtaine Project at Bealtaine Cottage, West of Ireland.
Colette O'Neill is a writer, photographer, environmentalist and teacher who has devoted the past 16 years to turning 3 acres of derelict land into a woodland sanctuary for all life, planting over 1,100 trees in the process. Colette posts prolifically across Social Media, encouraging planting of trees and regeneration of Mother Earth. Her life energy is now devoted to the Great Goddess, Mother Earth!
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