Christmas Eve in the West of Ireland

There was  a full moon on the Winter Solstice, an unusual event and not occurring in my lifetime again, so, very special to me. As my ancestors before me, I celebrate the Solstice, marking the longest night of the year and with the promise of all that lies ahead… The ritual of fire and feast, […]

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The Walls are Alive, The Cottage Breathes…

Morning at Bealtaine, infused with tasks and rituals as the hands on the clock move towards midday on this last Thursday of September. There was a full moon last night. This was the true Mabon or Equinox moon, casting light through the trees that surround the cottage, illuminating the landscape, lighting the way. The air […]

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Lunar Eclipse in Pisces Full Moon

I walked out tonight into the bright light of the full moon. We have, over the past few days, experienced a wonderful full moon and lunar eclipse. During this time we have been getting connected with our intuitive energies. Our ability to connect the head with the heart. Pisces is a very emotional and intuitive […]

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Under A Full Moon in the Magical Gardens

I made this video this evening so you can enjoy a walk through the gardens and see what’s growing and coming to blossom.   Happy to be appreciated!

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Scorpio Moon

  This month marks the tenth anniversary of Bealtaine Cottage. Today, the 14th of May 2014, is the full moon of Bealtaine. This marks the actual Bealtaine celebration, as many of you know. The full moon is in Scorpio, my star sign. All I can say is that I am exhausted and feeling like I […]

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Approaching Equinox

Mist and frost in the early mornings are a feature of March and the approaching Equinox. Buds have opened on the Ribes to reveal scented pink flowers that serve as an early breakfast for Bees making their way out of hibernation and in desperate search of a nectar shot or two! Work has been ratcheted […]

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Permaculture Gardens

The growing season has begun, with Rhubarb sending forth strong pink stems despite the storms of recent weeks. Meanwhile, down in the Fairy Wood, ferns have kept their green in the shelter of the dell. Mosses grow bright in the sunlight and ivy twists and twirls around the Goat Willow. Lots of Goat Willow has […]

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Don’t Wait For The Cavalry!

Sammy-Bear is filthy. From head to paw, disgusting in the extreme! Last night, as the moon came towards its fullest, Sammy refused to come in. As I walked Jack in the full light of a post storm moon, I could see Sammy on the hill behind the cottage darting here and there as he chased […]

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An Evening with Mr D’Arcy

Snow is falling this evening. It has fallen in small flurries all day, only to melt and try again. This evening the snow is sticking. A near full moon rose in the afternoon sky. Spring has scurried back under a blanket of white. The oven is very hot as the stove has been kept topped […]

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