Irish Country Magazine

September 2014 bealtainecottage.com 038

With the sun shining bright in the sky and just a touch of autumn in the air, I spent some lovely time being interviewed for Irish Country Magazine.

The interest in sustainable living is growing!

I’ll let you know when the interview is published.

September 2014 bealtainecottage.com 040

There is something of an Indian Summer happening here in the west of Ireland and it’s pretty gorgeous too!

Grapes are beginning to turn colour and ripen on the vine.

September 2014 bealtainecottage.com 043

The early morning walk was tempered with a small chill in the air.

September 2014 bealtainecottage.com 005

Yesterday was spent cutting the overgrowth in the undergrowth along the hedge on the west side of the driveway.

I am cutting all the Goat Willow, which will grow very fast next year and fill the gaps.

September 2014 bealtainecottage.com 006

In the meantime, there are stacks of wood every couple of metres along the hedge!

September 2014 bealtainecottage.com 033

It promises to be a good week, filled with sunshine and warmth…our promised “Indian Summer!”

September 2014 bealtainecottage.com 047

I shall leave the seed-heads on the Buddleia for the small birds to enjoy eating over the first few months of Autumn…time enough in cutting them back!

September 2014 bealtainecottage.com 048

Something of the Mediterranean about the cottage this morning, as the day warmed up…

September 2014 bealtainecottage.com 049

It’s not often that the sky is as blue as the watering can, but…

September 2014 bealtainecottage.com 050

The bees continue to enjoy Nasturtiums flowers…

September 2014 bealtainecottage.com 053

As the leaves hold onto the precious morning dew.