Ode to July

Ode to July

July in Ireland is perhaps a little different to other countries, where the heat can dictate the entire day and the sun is high and hot in the sky. As I’m recording this episode a heat wave is predicted for later on this month and personally I cannot wait. The last 4...
Ode to June-seasonal rituals & musings

Ode to June-seasonal rituals & musings

June is the first month of summer, here in the  Northern Hemisphere. The last remnants of spring hang on-the fresh green grass and new leaves, the hawthorn blossom which is now turning pink and beginning to fall and the carpet of daisies. But with the summer...
Flower Rituals-Making Blossom Essences

Flower Rituals-Making Blossom Essences

May has its celebrations of course, the month started off with May day and Beltane on the 1st. This are both celebrations focused around the fertility of the month. To celebrate this theme I love to enjoy the generous blossom throughout the month. Not only do I enjoy...
Ode to May

Ode to May

May is a month of blossom. Even the full moon this month is called the Flower Moon.  Here on the north coast of Ireland the apple trees are heavy with pink tinged white flowers. In our orchard, the sight of tree after tree crowned in such beautiful colour is...
Ode to April

Ode to April

April is a month of burgeoning potential, the very name April was derived after the latin aperio “to open”, a suggestion at the encroaching blossom season, and the opening buds and flowers such as dandelions, daisies and gorse flower to name just a few. ...