Bealtaine Cottage Early Summer Album

It has been some time… “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ~ Henry James Just as the rosebuds are swelling, early Summer makes an appearance. It has been a long cold Winter and Spring. Euphorbia has brightened the veranda with its vivid lime […]

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A Feast of Spring

Spring forever appears the soothing music part of lyrics unspoken. It thaws the frozen fears, mends the wounded heart that Winter has broken. ~Aarno Davidson Tomorrow is the national holiday of Ireland, St Patrick’s Day. As is the norm., the weather is promised cold and a little unpredictable in terms of snow, rain and wind. […]

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How To Make A Willow Arch For Your Garden…For Free

Go out, go out I beg of you And taste the beauty of the wild. Behold the miracle of the earth With all the wonder of a child. ~Edna Jaques   The miracle of Spring is now very close. Birds are beginning to sing and all over the woodland gardens of Bealtaine Cottage, life stirs. […]

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Early Lughnasadh in the Gardens of Bealtaine

The last flush of Summer happens in early Lughnasadh. As I walk the gardens in late evening, the earthy taste of Autumn pervades the air. The wheel turns as endings and beginnings wind their way through the days of change. All is change… Mists form in early morning cool air as heat continues to rise […]

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The Long-Awaited Map of Bealtaine Cottage and Gardens

The Map of Bealtaine Cottage and Gardens is now with the printers in Sligo…finally! The tiny error in the spelling of Ballyfermoyle has been corrected, (not shown on here), and I’m hoping to pick the 200 copies towards the end of next week. This map has been painstakingly drawn with fine detail and creativity by […]

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Awaken

From a little cutting you have dug your roots deep down into Mother Earth and she has sustained you as your tendrils reached out and climbed ever upward toward the sun. My heart skipped a beat when I saw your first fruits as they formed their first tiny bunch. Your vine has woven magic around […]

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An Important Message…

  First things first…this is an important message! I’m receiving all your messages, including those from Paypal, but, am unable to respond…so here’s what I would like you to do… Please send me a direct email whenever you  send donations or purchase books or seeds, so as I can respond directly to YOUR email address […]

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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. “Man has drawn artificial lines on the chest of the Mother Earth, which have no significance, except for the sake […]

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Infinite Healing Workshop

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring As more reports enter the public domain […]

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