I received this beautiful pair of hand-knitted socks from Ally (a subscriber to Bealtaine Cottage), in time for the Equinox, a special Mabon gift!
Ally writes, “Your lovely words and posts have given me much pleasure over the past few months…”
Ally, the socks are simply beautiful and I shall treasure them, wearing only on special occasions…they are so finely knitted, I am in awe…Bless you!
Walking in the woodland gardens of Bealtaine this morning, I noticed that the Spindle is in fruit.
The berries are a delightful shade of pink, I love to see them!
Trees have grown better this year than ever before.
The flowers of the Fuchsia are colouring the gardens…all grown from cuttings stuck straight into the ground!
As the leaves of the Gunnera Manicata die down, there are some lovely colours and shapes developing, like here by the lower pond.
Here’s a leave with a hole…the stems are quite spikey as you can see.
Walks are growing more leafy…
A floral riot down by the gate!
Michaelmas daisies this morning on the driveway.
Woodland paths where once there was only rushy monoculture despair!
For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.
Edwin Way Teale
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
After a short rain this morning, the forecast is more dry and sunny days ahead…enjoy them!
Lovely socks and perfect for wellies and I love the spindle tree too, especially when the pods open to the orange berries
Safe again! 🙂
The fuchsia is such a beautiful addition to the woodscape. I confess I have never seen it grow in anything but pots! It is much lovelier in a natural setting. Is it winter hardy?
I still marvel at the growth your land has taken in these years since you have begun your magic. Tis such a wonderful thing you are doing. I am one of your biggest promoters…and I certainly promote permaculture to anyone who is interested and there seem to be more and more who will listen…
Thank you Betty…you are indeed and I appreciate the message of hope being promoted XXX
The Fuchsia is winter hardy and grows wild here in the west of Ireland.
This is my favorite time of year also. Blessed Be!
don’t save the socks! They are for boots and wellies to keep you warm in the garden! Love and happiness, Colette.
Love the beautiful words and pictures – so inspiring as always. And those socks – wow!!!
Everyday I enjoy and love the posts I receive from you….I am excited and in awe of your
beautiful photos of your home and gardens….thank you so much for sharing all that you are
with us…..blessings Barbara
This is my favourite time of the year. I hope that you enjoy the rest of the equinox.
“Freudian slip” of the eye this morning? Read the alert note in my email as coming from “Beltain College.” 🙂
Have you ever thought of upping the ante and having formal students?
It’s worth thinking about for sure!