A Spring Day at Bealtaine Cottage, Ireland

Spring in Ireland at Bealtaine Cottage

Spring and the day that’s in it…a beautiful morning at Bealtaine Cottage.

Missy Cat sleeps on the bed at Bealtaine Cottage

Missy sleeps in the light of a Spring morning.

Daffodils dance in the light breeze

Outside, on a grassy bank, sheltered by trees and earth mounds, the tiny daffodils, Narcissus, dance in a gentle breeze.

Willow and Sedge at bealtaine Cottage

Willow, bent into looped fedges vie for space with green Sedge.

The heady scented flower droplets of Ribes at Bealtaine Cottage

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 front steps at Bealtaine Cottage

The mantle of green, heralding Spring, begins to drape and swathe the land.

Rosehips in a bowl at Bealtaine Cottage

Rosehips from the pink roses on the veranda, sit, gathered in a dish, ready for a flower bouquet to be made.

Once dried, the hips are attached to small wires and added into a seasonal bouquet from Bealtaine Cottage.

This is a day to be celebrated as the sun shines warm upon the land.

Enjoy the day that’s in it!


Bealtaine Cottage on YouTube…yesterday’s video upload…

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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.

Wind Spiral in the Fairy DellGreen 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 beautiful in the flowing greens of Nature?

Brown is the essence of earth and the home.

The very centre of the home is the “hearth,” or home earth.

Brown is also for animals.

In old cottages in Ireland the animals were brought near to the “hearth,” or home for the winter.

Winter begins tomorrow in the Celtic Cycle.

The prosperity of purple is long associated with the royal families and indeed was not to be worn by lesser mortals in Europe, upon pain of death…not so the case today where we recognize the equality in all human life and the real meaning of wealth and power being unique to each one of us.

The blue of heaven heralds healing…I keep a long piece of blue silk to lay on a pillow or seat especially for those feeling poorly.

Blue also invokes peace and the sacredness of all under it’s mantle.

There are many colours that represent other aspects of our sacred journey.

As we wear a particular colour, our understanding of how it makes us feel infuses us with a little more knowledge and understanding of its importance to us.

We each have a favourite colour that we wear, one that looks good on us, matches our skin tones and brings out a certain energy.

That is a good place to begin to relate to the energy of colour.