Goddess Permaculture 39…Exposed!


Thirty nine photographs of the Goddess at her best, as we rise towards Midsummer…a mere twenty four days away!IMG_1558

An abundance of fruit, flowers and vegetables, captured this morning on film, images from a small part of the three acres of Bealtaine Cottage, in the west of Ireland…all growing on this “poor” agricultural land.IMG_1559

I won’t take up too much of your time with words, for I would rather you simply enjoy the images, as I have done whilst drinking my morning coffee and walking the land.IMG_1560

Many thanks to Majella and Derek who brought me the beautiful little Oak saplings yesterday…that’s the pic at the top of this post!IMG_1561

I wish you all a Happy Sunday with blessings for the week ahead, from all here at Bealtaine Cottage…May you embrace the joy from Mother Earth XXX Colette XXXIMG_1562IMG_1563IMG_1564IMG_1565IMG_1566IMG_1567IMG_1568IMG_1569IMG_1570IMG_1571IMG_1574IMG_1575IMG_1577IMG_1578IMG_1579IMG_1580IMG_1581IMG_1582IMG_1583IMG_1584IMG_1589IMG_1590IMG_1591IMG_1593IMG_1594IMG_1596IMG_1597IMG_1598IMG_1599IMG_1599IMG_1572IMG_1573IMG_1588IMG_1585IMG_1595IMG_1600

The book “A Cottage and Three Acres,” is now available to purchase…with 71 colour photographs!


The cost of the book is 21.00 euros, plus 5.50 P&P for addresses in Ireland, 6.50 P&P the rest of the world.

Thus books posted to Ireland, total cost 26.50 euros

All other countries worldwide, total cost 27.50 euros

Once through to Paypal, currency conversion is worked out for you. I will acknowledge your order ASAP.

To order and pay, use this button…

 You can also pay by cheque, made out to Colette O’Neill and posted to:
Bealtaine Cottage
County Roscommon
(Don’t forget to include your name, inscription if wanted and full address.)
For a taste of the book…click on this link…


  1. Dear Colette, I recently stumbled upon your videos on Youtube and I’m astounded and inspired by what you have achieved. I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to you for this amazing project you have embarked upon with Mother nature and for sharing it with the world. God willing, I hope to achieve something similar and intend to use your fantastic achievements as a continuing source of inspiration and motivation. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that have done and continue to do, you have lit a fire in my soul. Blessings to you 🙂


    1. Beautiful words…I thank you David!
      Blessings X


  2. Anonymous

    Hello. Wonderful photos! I like your blog.
    Greetings from Galicia.

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  3. You inspired me to do a bit of guerilla-gardening myself today. I dumped a sack of soil on a closed-down industrial lot across the road, on a little hill and strew a lot of different seeds over it. And now I just let nature take its course.

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    1. Wonderful…it’s exciting to fly under the radar!


  4. Wonderful photos, what a joy, a real feast. You remind me of Colette, the French writer.

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  5. I absolutely love your garden and being taken for a walk through it ! You must be in a micro climate as your garden is way ahead of mine (Pinner Middx) ! Truly beautiful and I can feel the peace from here ! Thank you for sharing your garden and home.


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  6. Yes gorgeous, and wonderful! So many things blooming right now. May you continue to have a happy life and adequate rain, Colette! I did receive your autographed book and thoroughly enjoyed it!

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    1. Thanks so much for the positive feedback on the book…much appreciated!


  7. I love what I can see so far of your photos. I’m sorry to say it may take a while. Loading numerous photos on dial up can take forever, here, in the US.


    1. I operate this old laptop from a hotspot on my phone!


  8. Gloria

    So Beautifully Lush and Abundant.

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  9. Stunning photos as usual Colette. The sheer abundance at this time of year is breathtaking . I am so pleased the beautiful little bat survived bless him . Your garden gives me so much inspiration and makes me very happy just looking at it. Enjoy your Sunday too . Blessings to you xxxx

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  10. I love how it looks there and the things that you do. A friend “introduced” you to me and now I want to learn more about the things that you do. It’s so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you …there are over 1,00 blogs on this website and 15,000 pics! Enjoy!

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  11. lynnesgarden

    Thank you so much for the lovely visions of Midsummer approaching. The beauty of Nature knows no bounds but continues to unfold in ever more amazing ways each season.

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    1. She is incredible at this time of the year!


  12. julieannf

    As always, the photos are lovely. There is a depth and richness at Bealtaine Cottage that is staggering. Thank you for sharing so generously! Xx
    P.S. Is there an update on the little bat you rescued?

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    1. He’s away back to his family!

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      1. julieannf

        Good news!

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