Mabon Moon

Much of the day has been spent in the garden, working, head down, cutting back and meditating as I chop and drop. It’s been a long day and tiredness has forced me indoors. This is the first day of a seven day Juice Fast and, as always, my energy levels are high. Working hard enables me to sleep deeply and restoratively.


There is something incredibly magical about working in the garden during Autumn. It is the scents arising from the earth that trigger memories and feelings. Then the hot tea, so well earned after hours of work.


There is also the light that seeps into the trees and plants during Autumn. I stood outside last night and watched the full moon shine like a bright lamp onto the trees. This was a Mabon Moon, special, magical, conjuring otherworldliness among the woods that now surround the cottage.


And the colours…oh, the colours!

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The Stone Circle seemed a fitting place to sit and drink my tea…there is an enchantment within…


…and without.


Indoors there are some of the most magical photographs I have ever seen, framed and ready to hang on the walls. I am pondering the best way to exhibit them. This is all the work of Beth Trepper. I made a video of her work at the Clifden Arts Festival…you may have seen it on the Bealtaine Cottage YouTube channel…






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Blessings to all XXX



  1. Hello Colette,
    Wonderful blog thank you. The Manon Moon was truly beautiful I was mesmarised. I started my own juice fast yesterday, hoping to lose some weight for health reasons.
    Thank you again for your inspirational blogs.
    Blessings and love x

  2. I wanted to stop by an say thank you for your work in nature, and for sharing it for us all through beautiful photos and videos. Each morning here in the US I get to enjoy a virtual trip through your gardens while I drink my morning coffee before work. It really is a treat, and over the past year, has inspired me to start gardening, even in my tiny city apartment with the dream of a piece of land to nurture just like yours. Happy Autumn and best wishes!

  3. Beautiful blog post as always Colette. Today I too was working flat out in the garden, it was very warm, the sun was piercing some of the time. Towards the evening I sat and drank coffee on the bench outside, a robin was singing on a wire above me, it was a beautiful moment, much treasured! Kind regards, Agnes

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