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

Wildlife Rehab With KAF: One of the Best Decisions I’ve Ever Made

This August, I started volunteering with Kildare Animal Foundation (KAF)’s Wildlife Unit ā€“ I was inspired by the incredible dedication of a close friend who had been a regular volunteer there for several months ā€“ and it has proven to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve learned so much about animal…

Solstice: the Radiance of Full Daylight

ā€œSpring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.ā€ ā€• Yoko Ono Having waxed lyrical about my attitude to seasonal changes a number of times on this blog, it would be remiss of me not to…