Simple Life ~ Bealtaine Cottage July 1 2016


“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring — these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”
John Burroughs, Leaf and Tendril

DSC01127A simple life is not impoverished…it’s knowing what is enough!

DSC01124Here I made a board for jigsaws…something I love to do.

DSC01125It’s simple…look closely and see how it was made…wood, glue and edging strip to keep the bits from falling off the board.

DSC01128All these photographs were snapped today, the first day of July….a few last night!

DSC01129 A little record of a simple life… Enjoy!


22 thoughts on “Simple Life ~ Bealtaine Cottage July 1 2016

  1. Hi Colette! You’ve inspired me to attempt to grow a willow arch out in our yard. I took 2 small twigs and twisted them together like you suggested awhile back on your FaceBook page. One twig has literally turned into a small tree so far lol. On the other side I have a few more planted but they are behind because I had to replant them at the beginning of Spring. Do you have any other suggestions on growing Willow Arbors? I am assuming this is how you have done it also and then just weave them together after both sides are tall enough? Or tie them together to form the arch? Thanks again for all the pictures you share with us. You are truly an inspiration to many! Blessed Be!


  2. Lovely photos colette,and don’t forget sitting with a cuppa tea and listening to the rain falling so simple but so lovely.


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  3. July 1st. is Canada Day here and on our little island (just east of Halifax, Nova Scotia) the sun shone mightily. It felt like the first day of summer as we wiggled toes in the sand and cooked and shared a meal outside. Our growth cycles are obviously way behind yours. I notice your are already gathering poppy heads whereas ours have not yet budded but we always seem to catch up and produce many goodly harvests from Quackadoodle Farm. So far we have been feasting on Sunchokes, Egyptian Onions, Green onions, Chives, Rhubarb, many, many kinds of greens and any day now some berries (if the birds don’t beat us to it), We have asked them to save us a few at least 🙂

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  4. I love that quote: A simple life is not impoverished…it’s knowing what is enough! That so resonates with me.

    Have you ever tried the Wasgij puzzles Colette? They are puzzles that are quite different, and as the name implies, back to front. What is on the box is not the picture, but either in the past, the future or what the subjects are looking at. Quite difficult to do, but so addictive. I love the board you made.

    I also love your mosaic floor, I do a lot of mosaics for my garden and a big one, door size, by my front door of a tree, because what other subject is so powerful? I have half an en suite completed, and when the floor is ready, I will try and mosaic it.

    Thanks once again for all your inspiration. As you say, blessings.

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