Presents and Good Wishes

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Lucky me!

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!

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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!

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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!

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Trees have grown better this year than ever before.

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The flowers of the Fuchsia are colouring the gardens…all grown from cuttings stuck straight into the ground!

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As the leaves of the Gunnera Manicata die down, there are some lovely colours and shapes developing, like here by the lower pond.

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Here’s a leave with a hole…the stems are quite spikey as you can see.

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Walks are growing more leafy…

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A floral riot down by the gate!

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Michaelmas daisies this morning on the driveway.

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Woodland paths where once there was only rushy monoculture despair!

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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

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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.

George Eliot

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After a short rain this morning, the forecast is more dry and sunny days ahead…enjoy them!

Blessings X 

11 thoughts on “Presents and Good Wishes

  1. 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…

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  2. “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?
    Cheer, m

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