Colette O'Neill, creative force at Bealtaine Cottage… Ireland's Sustainable Living, Permaculture Lifestyle Practitioner, celebrating 12 yrs growing a sustainable sanctuary for Mother Earth, with magical gardens powered by Goddess-inspired Permaculture. Mother Earth can live without us. We cannot live apart from Her. It's time to nurture and care for our only home.
The Heart of the Matter
Leitrim Animal Welfare Centre is a wonderful place for any unwanted dog or cat to end up…because 97% of these poor, abandoned animals are re-homed!
Today I visited Christine Coulson, the lady whose dedicated commitment to the welfare of animals in this part of Ireland, made the sanctuary possible.
Chistine opened this light of hope for the unwanted and stray cats and dogs, back in 1997 and has worked continuously, for the protection and welfare of abandoned animals.
Back in September, I held an “Open Gardens” fundraiser for Leitrim Animal Welfare Centre and raised 610 euros…thanks to all the friends and supporters of Bealtaine Cottage, who came from all over Ireland and sent donations from all over the world!
Christine has been quite ill over these past few months and was only well enough recently for this presentation to take place.
I’m sure you’ll all raise a glass with me, in wishing this great woman, good health, now and in the future.
Back in the cottage, I’ve been busy making cards.
The theme of hearts is compelling for me…drawn towards the heart as a symbol, not just of love, but of compassion, hope and trust.
Celtic designs are also a passion of mine…the intricacy of the knot-work fascinates and soothes.
Hearts and cats…inseparable!
And hearts and seeds, for the love of bees!
(I will be adding a little section to the top of the website especially for hand-made cards…X)