As Evening Approaches…

The evening approaches… Taking Jack out for a walk was pleasant as the air was still and warm. One of the first real signs of Spring is birdsong…excessive birdsong…morning, noon and evening! The gardens here at Bealtaine are taking on some extraordinary colours as the spring proceeds. White, cream, shades of pink and amber…all these colours represent the life force awakening! Jack is driven mad with scents…of the badger, hare, frog, all traversing the ground as the earth awakens! Buds are beginning to appear on one of the Pear trees near the cottage. The young Lilac tree has a thickening…

Permaculture Cottage ~ Friday Photographs from the Smallholding

Leaving the tunnel and walking towards one of the orchards. Crocosmia to the right with water barrels. Oregano growing on the left, just outside the door of the tunnel. Blackthorn trees on the edge of the woodland near the tunnel. These are now heavy with Sloes, ripe for picking after the first frost…then making Sloe Gin, for Christmas! Looking back at the tunnel and the Blackthorn trees. And a little later in the morning as the rain fell. Willow, cut recently and stored in the Willow Hide.