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Harvesting Willow today in the Permaculture gardens of Bealtaine.
This Willow is pollarded rather than coppiced.
The day is fine…good for washing to dry out on the clothes line.
Fresh air and sunshine have an excellent cleansing effect on the materials.
Working so close to the trees, and seeing the lichens and mosses in the sunlight is magical.
Little cobwebs, insects and textures becomes a world all of its’ own.
An opportunity to admire the berries on the Hawthorn, set against the silver of the bark.
Clusters of berries on the Ivy continue to develop.
Not to be out-done…the cerise pink berries on the native Irish Spindle make a show of themselves!
Seeds on the Alder trees hang low in the bog garden.
The green of Autumn has a fairytale quality about it…it becomes a woodland green, reflected by silvery, autumnal sun light.
Where summer sun on trees casts darkness underneath, autumn sun creates shadows…
The Fairy Wood is timeless with trailing ivy and sunlight.
Ivy and moss…
Jack and Che-Mousey-Bear play in the sunshine.