Gentle rain falls from the sky between bright sunshine and winds that swirl the clouds above.
This is a lovely weekend.
Flowers and seed-heads adorn the interior of the cottage.
Lovage wine is being prepared in the kitchen.
Today’s video is simply the sounds of a day in late June, 2012, as the heavy rains subside and the sun breaks through. Enjoy!
Primroses are open on the lane to the cottage.
Birds sing and the morning is clear and very still.
As I was driving up the lane last night I came across a badger, just a young one, but looking beautiful and wise as only a badger can…they have this really ancient look about them…
Here are just a few of the 650+ trees planted here at Bealtaine over the past seven and a half years.
These Pine Trees are near the eastern edge of the smallholding and afford great shelter form the east winds that blow during the winter months.
When the sun shines at this time of year, the silvery light is magical!
I googled Bealtaine Cottage images last night and was met with an assorted array of photos from this blog…this is page one…
Hmm…Che is up a field maple tree in the front garden…
He regularly gets himself entangled in branches and begins calling for someone to come to his rescue!
Fairies, ancient stones and spring daffodils…
I rescued this fairy from a junk sale! I paid one euro for the priviledge!
I thought she looked particularly happy this morning!
Ribes, (flowering currant) are coming into bloom this morning at Bealtaine Cottage…and they are beautiful!