A Spring Day at Bealtaine Cottage, Ireland

Spring and the day that’s in it…a beautiful morning at Bealtaine Cottage. Missy sleeps in the light of a Spring morning. Outside, on a grassy bank, sheltered by trees and earth mounds, the tiny daffodils, Narcissus, dance in a gentle breeze. Willow, bent into looped fedges vie for space with green Sedge. The heady scented droplets of rich pink flowers have begun to open on the Ribes, heralding an early feast for any bee that may emerge from hibernation. Nature provides for her most vulnerable of life…if helped a little. Ribes grow easily from cuttings inserted straight into the ground!…

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, it is advised to paint the front door of one’s home red so as to attract prosperity, but my door is painted green and the real prosperity is quite tangible at Bealtaine Cottage. As for beauty, well, that speaks for itself, for what is not…