It Still Takes My Breath Away!

Each morning I arise and embark on a series of rituals, that culminate with a hot cup of tea in one hand, my camera in the other and faithful Jack by my side. It is then that I step out… This has been my ritual, though not always with Jack, for the past twelve years. […]

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Goddess Harmony

“The symbol of Goddess gives us permission. She teaches us to embrace the holiness of every natural, ordinary, sensual dying moment. Patriarchy may try to negate body and flee earth with its constant heartbeat of death, but Goddess forces us back to embrace them, to take our human life in our arms and clasp it […]

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Time to Redefine Beauty

An old perfume bottle sits atop a stone, moss growing around it, soon enveloping and covering it…such is the growth in a wet climate like Ireland! The beauty of such a small thing never ceases to amaze me! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…maybe some people see this as only waste or junk…but […]

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Thanks, Thanks, Thanks!

Today I felt a tiny bit sad. Not for any reason in particular…I’m sure we all feel like this every so often. So there I was, having a good old wallow in being down, when something caught my eye, causing me to look up. It was a simple cameo…a blackbird that peered inquisitively back at […]

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The Colours of the Celts

Creativity was associated with orange, as well as sexuality and fertility. Think of the egg yolk…only a deep orange yolk is really healthy and full of goodness. Invoke this colour in areas of your home where you want to express these elements. Green is infused with beauty and fertility, but also prosperity. In Feng Shui, […]

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The Illusion of Separateness and Our Sacred Mother

A human being is part of the whole, called by us “universe,” limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a prison,restricting us to… our personal desires and to affection for a few […]

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A Perfect Little Potager Garden.

Pumpkin flowers are open wide in the brilliant sunshine this morning at Bealtaine Cottage. The bees appear to be basking in the golden petals as they flit from one flower to another, pollinating as they go. It’s a truly beautiful morning for the sky is blue and the sun is climbing high into a Lughnasa […]

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Waiting for the Storm…

 The weather is about to break…we are expecting thunder storms! The earth is dry and the well is low. Thunderstorms and rain, lots of rain, will be very welcome indeed! It’s eight years since I laid this floor, bit by broken bit and I decided to give it a facelift of sorts, by simply colouring […]

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Roses on the Veranda and the Apples have set!

The roses have come out on the veranda. I made a short video to show you some of the beauty… you can click on that below. The apples have all set and are developing well. There promises to be a magnificent crop this year, so all the recipes for apple wine, chutney,butter, cider and more […]

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