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. ๐ŸŒž Our tiny front garden โ€“ bare and nondescript during the winter months โ€“ has transformed into an oasis of peace, with its many…

๐ŸŒณ Unfurl: Plant Seeds of Planetary Healing

โ€œNever 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.โ€ ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿท๐Ÿถ โ€œI see the compassion you hold for all of my creatures, and I thank you. I thank you for…

๐ŸŒน The Feminine ๐ŸŒน

Some thoughts that have been forming in my heart since yesterdayโ€™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 ๐Ÿฆ‹

The faery host are known when they want to be known. Seen when they want to be seen. If itโ€™s not the time, itโ€™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…

‘Quiet in the Garden’ (a Poem)

I’m continuing to compose little poems that may end up in my second anthology! This is my latest effort. ๐Ÿ˜Š Quiet in the Garden It’s quiet in the garden Where we first met Where you spun those tales of mystery I remember How you spoke of things I could never comprehend How your stories made…

Nature Photography: Spring Blossoms

Today was bright, sunny, mild, inviting: all of the things I love to see and feel on a spring morning. ๐Ÿ˜Šย 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 โ€“ winter is great โ€“ but I’ve always been more enamoured…

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 โ€“ akin to last year’s Beast From the East one โ€“ have been bandied about lately (though whether they will actually come to…

Embracing the Beauty of the Colder Months

I’ve always been a fiend for summer โ€“ as I have made abundantly clear on this blog, time and time again. Few things delight me more than flashy, extravagant displays of fully developed flowers in all of their glory, or of dense green foliage covering every tree in sight: drinking in the abundant offerings of…

A Search for Fairies in Co. Kerry

This post is all about the amazing fairy trail on the grounds of the Parknasilla Resort in Sneem, Co. Kerry. It is one of many such trails in Ireland. I visited the picturesque town of Sneem the weekend before last, along with my family, to celebrate my grandmother’s 90th birthday. Our unexpected detour to the…