Morning

The first week of July and there’s a feint scent of Autumn in the air this morning.

The morning brings a quiet and gentle beginning to the day, untouched by the continuing perplexities of man.

IMG_2384IMG_2385“Man has drawn artificial lines on the chest of the Mother Earth, which have no significance, except for the sake of war and clashes between countries. The soil seems to be the same, the trees the same, the grass the same, and the fragrance of the air, the smell of the earth the same.”
~ Girdhar Joshi

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Yes it is…all the same…at most times hard to believe when one watches the circus of life on MSM.

IMG_2388Bread and circuses, but we all know and recognise real life.

IMG_2417It has a colour and fragrance all of its own.

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“The earth is a mosaic, and most fail to notice the gossamer tesserae floating down from the realm of the mind that form its images of beauty and horror.”
~ Lawren Leo

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What to do with a Broken Mirror!

Always trying to re-cycle…in this case broken mirrors! 

I have saved these fragments over recent years, knowing eventually I would find a project to use them in. 


Christmas Eve, 2012 at Bealtaine Cottage

The fragments of broken mirror are “buttered,” with tile adhesive and stuck to the wall, bit by bit.

Bealtaine Cottage mosaic mirror  To protect fingers from the sharp edges, I am edging the project with glass beads…though you can use any practical medium for this, including wood, sea-shells, buttons…whatever you have!

Bealtaine Cottage Missy Cat on the mantlepieceThis project, works really well above a mantle or shelf where candles can be placed in front to reflect magical light on a midwinter evening!

Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture stove

Christmas Eve in an Irish Cottage

There was a time, not so long ago, when only wealthy people could afford mirrors.

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Recycling and upcycling is always the challenge here at Bealtaine Cottage…

Don’t Throw It Away…There is No Away!

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