This tree is glad to be alive. Water logged bog-land on a wind-exposed hillside has never been prescribed for orchard produce. But year after year this tree stays alive and produces a handful of blossoms. We celebrate the blossoms, and even the tiny inedible apples that come after the blossoms. The beauty of resilience. Habakkuk […]
This is what my back garden looks like in late May. A yellow kind of happiness. I went away for a week of interviews and the garden was just green. I came back to a profusion of buttercups and just like that, summer had arrived.
Cows, a cottage and a wind turbine West Limerick, May 2013
Gorse bush blooming on a sunny day in May
because for two days in May, it stopped raining. And we almost stopped breathing so we wouldn’t scare the blue skies away. Reverently beholding the blue vastness… and then I ran for a camera.
In May, even the toolshed starts to look pretty.
Nothing too exciting in the cupboard this evening for tea so I took my life in my hands and asked Emmie for a recipe for cakes/buns that would work and we would all end up actually eating. twenty minutes later I was both surprised and pleased that I produced a set of twelve fairy cakes, […]