Nasturtiums hold their blooms and the occasional bee busies himself with work, inside the generous flowers of orange and yellow.
Sammy-Bear and Che-Mousey have drunk all their milk and turned their noses up at the biscuits…they may be spoiled!
The leaves of the Nasturtium appear to grow huge, as the season of growth comes to an end…capturing and reflecting the dew of the morning. Giant Willow, (Biomass), drops its leaves and the winter duvet, that will cover the earth, spreads.
This Willow grows at the top of the gardens and is pollarded, to allow for ground space.
Few gardeners here in Ireland pollard Willow, so these trees always attract attention from visitors to Bealtaine!
Che-Mousey has taken to following me around the gardens, as I take pictures.
He has even managed to develop a feint miaow! The reflective quality of the rainwater improves, as the air cools into early winter. Vivid colours are manifested on the Copper Beech trees… Cats are all around on this first day of winter! Can you believe these colours?
Grapevine on the veranda against blue sky…it actually appears photo-shopped, but is not! The raw beginnings of a basket, hung into the eaves of the veranda, now appearing, as the leaves fall away from around it! The Pumpkins are ready to store away in the pantry…I must remember to do this today! I’m just enjoying all this green, before Jack Frost steals it! Have a wonderful weekend everyone XXX
14 years of Goddess Permaculture at Bealtaine Cottage, West of Ireland...drop in, power up!
Colette O'Neill is a writer, photographer and teacher who has devoted the past 14 years to turning 3 acres of derelict land into a woodland sanctuary for all life, planting over 1,100 trees in the process.
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