Another Trip Around The Sun!

My birthday has passed. It was a wonderful day and here I am in a new year of my life, another journey around the sun! It’s been an extraordinary journey so far and, as usual, it’s been a wonderful time for casting the occasional, cursory glance over my shoulder to the past. To this end, […]

Read More

My Best Ideas…

…flit into my head as I walk the woodland sanctuary, for it is here that I feel able to simply be, unaware of even myself! I imagine this is the same for most people, for it is in this state of unawareness that the creative mind begins to flow evenly, unstoppable. It was in walking […]

Read More

Shape-shifting in Ireland

The stories of shape-shifting can be found in many cultures throughout the world, but none so prominently as that found in Celtic culture. Within the near area of Bealtaine Cottage can be found a wealth of ancient history many thousands of years old. The Tuatha Dé Danann, the people of the Goddess Danu, were one of […]

Read More

Thirteen and The Eternal Return

Evening descends. The cottage stands silent on the little hill. Jack, SammyBear and I head off down the cottage lane for a walk. The clock salutes the hour of ten, as night begins its descent in the west of Ireland. As we move towards Midsummer, the light holds sway. I carry words in my head […]

Read More

Alchemy…The Great Magnum Opus

There is pure Alchemy happening at Bealtaine Cottage right now. The great Magnum Opus of the year is taking place all around us.  The Alchemy of Transmutation refers to the change of one substance into another. The flowers of the Blackcurrant became food for the Bees and as they fed, so the flowers became food for humans […]

Read More

FaceBook

There comes a point when choices are forced upon one. I have considered leaving FaceBook ,as my time seems to be getting less and less for this website and indeed did not post for some time on there. However, I am endeavouring to continue with the site that is hugely popular…Bealtaine Cottage Magical Gardens. I […]

Read More

Good Magical Morning!

The Stone Circle here at Bealtaine Cottage is infused with early morning light. A wild wind blows in from the West carrying energy and a sense of renewal as it blows Hawthorn flowers in front of it. The morning is defined by change and renewal. Stillness pervades the air at the back of the cottage […]

Read More

Magical Days

Gardens in Spring are one of Nature’s great delights. Here at Bealtaine Cottage the back door remains open and the sun streams in. My grandson, Dylan sips tea, whilst nearby, Charlie sleeps on the rocking chair. It is days like these that are idyllic to recall, as the days of Spring and Summer stretch out […]

Read More