Celebrating June (so far): A Few Nature Photos

June has been balmy, bright and beautiful so far here in Ireland. Given how changeable our weather can be, I’ve been making the most of this bright patch while it lasts. 🌞 Our tiny front garden – bare and nondescript during the winter months – has transformed into an oasis of peace, with its many…

Let’s Talk About Faeries

This video is a brief discussion about the gifts, attributes, lessons and experiences I’ve had with the faery/elemental/nature spirit realm. 🌸  As an Irish person, I grew up hearing stories about the land of Tír na nÓg, which is said to be a land of eternal youth and beauty, and is the home of the faery…

🌳 Unfurl: Plant Seeds of Planetary Healing

“Never be afraid to call upon my help and guidance. Never hesitate to ask for my assistance, especially when it pertains to the care of the natural world and the many creatures who occupy it.” 🍃🐷🐶 “I see the compassion you hold for all of my creatures, and I thank you. I thank you for…

🌹 The Feminine 🌹

Some thoughts that have been forming in my heart since yesterday’s #InternationalWomensDay celebrations. The Divine Feminine, awakening within our hearts, can take on many different forms. She is a warrior queen, boldly taking a stand for Her truth. She is a proud lioness, fearlessly protecting Her cubs. She is rising in the voices of those…

The Faery Host 🦋

The faery host are known when they want to be known. Seen when they want to be seen. If it’s not the time, it’s not the time. When they come to call, you may be struck by the surprise of their sudden unveiling. Taken aback by the subtle signs and whispers that have emerged. You…

The Fairies of Fota (Photography)

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I love fairies! I was overcome by excitement last year, when I feasted my eyes on the beautiful fairy trail on the grounds of Parknasilla Resort in Sneem, Co. Kerry. Last weekend, I got to experience that excitement all over again when my partner and I visited…

Nature Photography: Spring Blossoms

Today was bright, sunny, mild, inviting: all of the things I love to see and feel on a spring morning. 😊 With the equinox behind us, we’ve reached our tipping point and winter is well and truly on its way out (no disrespect to winter – winter is great – but I’ve always been more enamoured…

Of Snakes and Saints

St. Patrick’s Day has become a worldwide celebration of Irishness, in its many forms. Every time it comes around, I find myself reflecting on the significance of a legend commonly associated with Saint Patrick: how he is said to have driven the snakes out of Ireland. This story is a metaphor for the abandonment of…

Why Write?

Earlier today, I answered a question that was put to the writing community of Instagram as part of the #AuthorsChallenge2019: “why write?” Reflecting on that question has deeply inspired me. It has reminded me exactly why I’m so driven to sit down, day after day, and continue to work on refining my novel manuscripts, even…

Nature Photography: Winter Recedes

This may be a little premature, but I’m calling it nonetheless: winter is showing signs of receding. I say this in the knowledge that a number of major snow and ice forecasts – akin to last year’s Beast From the East one – have been bandied about lately (though whether they will actually come to…