A Free Festival!

“The poetry of the earth is never dead.” – John Keats


Amid much conflict in the world, austerity, unemployment and strife, the seamless story of Mother Earth moves across the landscape.


In these days of early Spring in the west of Ireland, her joyfulness plays out in the changing earth beneath our feet, as sap pushes up stems and trunks, thickening buds as it moves the life force skywards.


Earlier mornings, filled with birdsong.

Hens back laying eggs.

Sunshine and showers.

There is a deep sense of an Ode to Joy!


The world of man is in chaos…and always has been in one form or another.

Yet, here in Nature, Great Mother Nature, time continues in an almost unaltered way.


I say “almost,” because, of course, Mother earth has been greatly harmed by Mankind.

Today, I do not want to write about that, but instead invoke a little of the joy that is manifesting around us all.

The earth, here in the northern hemisphere, is inviting us all to a long party.

The doors have opened, the dance has begun!


The brown mantle of winter is now cast aside and the greening has begun.

Already there are lambs in the fields and Catkins emerging on Willow.

There are no tickets to be bought for this party…all is free!

You are even allowed to take things away from the party and bring them home…flowers, Catkins, sunshine, food and even music.

Open your doors and windows to the music…it is magical music indeed!


Mother Earth holds no fear…she sings despite the wars.


Mother Earth is not impoverished…she keeps giving despite austerity.


Mother Earth cares not for politicians or governments…she will not be governed or subdued.


Mother Earth knows no religion, for she is the great Creatrix.

Bring nothing but joy!


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  1. Reblogged this on Divine Timing and commented:
    An Ode to Joy! Because inspiration and joy are healing to the spirit and soul.

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  2. Brilliant observation. I accidentally looked at some newspaper headlines yesterday as I was passing through the petrol station and it was all bad or sad news. It brought me down to earth into a reality I am not used to and shocked me because I feel so blessed and fortunate and try to stay positive. Thanks for an alternative “news” with a more important message x


    1. The world of man is transient…Mother Nature is here despite them all and will be so long after they are dust!
      Blessings XXX


  3. Anonymous

    Your wonderful positive thoughts brightened my day. Blessings to you and your garden


  4. Is that rosemary in the blue pot with primroses? Mmmm…I can hardly wait for fresh herbs again. What a beautiful post.


    1. Yes indeed it is Rosemary…I’ve grown lots of it from cuttings!
      Blessings XXX


  5. Just a beautiful read along with pictures of the garden and the promise of what nature will yet offer. Your Irish spring is well ahead of mine, we won’t be enjoying greenery for at least 2.5 months or so. For now, I’ll simply close my eyes, soak up your lovely words and imagine the morning bird song…..I can’t wait for that!


    1. As always it’s good to “enjoy the day that’s in it!”…a fine old Irish saying. each season has it’s beauty and peace.
      Blessings XXX

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      1. Oh! I do like that saying 😀

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  6. Wildly gorgeous! What a party, indeed!


  7. sue marquis bishop

    I have Spring Fever too… saw first robins returning this week… blueberry bushes are swelling their buds, daffodils are up 4 inches… and oh my, tonight we are expecting an ice storm in the Carolinas. womenlivinglifeafter50.com


    1. It goes from a festival into a rave with ease…and back again, Lol!
      Blessings XXX


  8. as always colette it is wonderful to read your words and to look at the pictures brings such joy not only to me but to everyone who reads your blog,you are a wondeful lady who helps mother earth to live. bright blessings to you
    gail x


    1. Thank you Gail for those kind words!
      Blessings XXX


  9. Mother Earth is spreading out her bounty for us to take part in her grand feast here with tomatoes ripening, zucchinis for the picking and apples ripe on trees.


  10. Reblogged this on Laura Bruno's Blog and commented:
    We’re invited. Right here, right now. Thanks, Mama Nature! And thanks to Colette for the gorgeous reminder. 🙂


  11. I smile when your posts appear in my inbox, knowing that i am in for a treat.


    1. Blessings to you on this beautiful day XXX

      Liked by 1 person

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