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.
From A Window on Earth Day
Spring progresses through the west of Ireland.
It may be Earth Day, but every day is so.
Earth is our only home.
Clear skies and sunshine have hastened the beginning of Summer.
I walked around the cottage this morning and snapped a picture of the view from each window.
Now that the warmer days are here, the cottage has gone into reversal, remaining cool and dark on hot days, when it is a relief to walk indoors.
It is evening as I write and the rain is falling, fast filling the barrels that have run dry over recent days.
I have lit the stove in the Lodge and am in the midst of painting the floor a nice shade of navy blue.
Toast and tea are filling the air with scent.
This little wood-burner more than earns its keep here at Bealtaine Cottage. Before I started painting the floor, clothes were drying beside the stove.
Life at the end of Empire is quite comfortable and cheap, as this little home crafted bench, sitting outside the lodge window, testifies.
The rain falls heavier…but back to the window views of this morning.
You can feel the cool of the interior…
A beautiful day to be sure, but night is falling and the kettle sings a song of tea and toast once more…