A Room with a View

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“All our wisdom is stored in the trees.”
― Santosh Kalwar

Continuing this love affair with trees…

www.bealtainecottage.com 004…the view from every window in Bealtaine Cottage…

www.bealtainecottage.com 001trees, trees, beautiful trees!

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“When trees burn, they leave the smell of heartbreak in the air.”
― Jodi Thomas, Welcome to Harmony

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“To be poor and be without trees, is to be the most starved human being in the world. To be poor and have trees, is to be completely rich in ways that money can never buy.”
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, The Faithful Gardener: A Wise Tale About That Which Can Never Die

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“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

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“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”
― William Blake

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“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. ”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt


A Little Bealtaine Cottage Christmas Book…

I am into a second print run and am posting from today, Friday 15th of November!

Sad to add that all the lovely cards are now gone! (I can post seeds with the booklets!)

If any kind visitor to this blog would like to support the work of Bealtaine Cottage, then…

This is the link to the details of how to purchase  your own copy…


Blessings from Bealtaine X


  1. Wonderful quotes and sentiments, wonderful pictures. These give rest to the mind in daily living. I have a black standing candelabra almost identical to yours! Now you’ve given me an idea to put it in front of the window. The trees are the roofs of our cathedral. Did you ever see the movie called Black Robe? It would switch scenes between the white settler’s idea of spirituality, and the native’s view in North America. One was a true cathedral ceiling in Europe, while the native’s view was towering trees forming a canopy for a roof. Nature.

  2. I like Patti am blessed to live in New England.. I have adored the woods since I was a child and live on the edge of a woods with views of trees everywhere. When I think of the things that trees give us, heat, shade, food, shelter, wind, homes for animals, baskets, and the list goes on I am ever so grateful. Thank you for the fine post and for helping Mother Ireland get her trees back.

  3. Having grown up in a rural part of New England, trees have always been part of my life. I spent many hours as a child just sitting up in a tree watching the world. It seemed very close to god..much closer than any church. As an adult I am also lucky enough to live in a place where trees can be seen from any window. And I think I have taken it all a bit for granted. Reading of your joy at being surrounded by trees has made me more appreciative. On my first trip to Ireland, I fell in love with the place, but I did note that there weren’t many trees. It is the addition of trees that make Bealtaine such a sanctuary….for you, and for wildlife. Bless you for all your planting! And thank you for your lovely post.

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