Working as a family in the garden is one of life's simple joys. Inspiration for art is everywhere, from watching the onions flower to harvesting radishes and watching mushrooms push up in the hugelkultur section of the yard. Learning first hand about life, ecosystems, cooperation and harmony just by watching it unfold. Tiny seeds grow into food for the table and life's rich colours surround and abound.
Who knew onions could be so beautiful?
Rich, spicy bounty…. tasty beyond belief!
Evidence of Fairies in the yard?
I can’t recall what these are called, but they are in the Fairy Garden at the front of our house and they make me think of tiny roses…..
Ah, the scent of heaven….
Lady Bug hiding on a Sunflower leaf…
I love how the light falls on these Cherry blossoms - maybe this year we will have enough cherries for pie!
Cherry Blossoms in the Light
Love how these blossoms look in the light!
We planted 15 willow trees about 4 years ago and this year is the first year any of them have produced catkins!
Love having a portable firepit in the backyard. The smell of wood burning fills us with coziness!
Egg in the Fire
I love to see how fire shows up in photographs. In this photo we experimented with cooking an egg by popping it right into the center…. it ended up exploding, but was still edible!
Lilac Buds in Colour
Gardening in the rain is very satisfying. I love seeing the buds starting after a long, cold, winter!
Lilacs are some of my favourite flowers.
Found this little guy nosing around the ground early in the season. Love seeing our friends, the Red Belted Bees, around….
I know spring is really on the way when the Crocus flowers come up!
Start of a Vegetable!
Loved experimenting with growing our own food!
Strawberries are coming back this year! Last summer we were able to constantly nibble on fresh strawberries as our plants kept producing all season long! So Sweet and Yummy!
Years ago I loved shooting with black and white film and then processing it myself. So many years have passed since then, and digital has become the norm. I’m excited to start playing around with black and white photography as it’s a different way to see shadow and light…… Love how these onions look in B & W!
Sunflower in B & W
Love how the light is coming through the petals of this Sunflower!
Lilac Buds in the Rain
I love to garden in the rain. Everything looks so fresh and beautiful!
Ireland is one of the greatest magical places on earth. Lush, green, and full of life, is it any wonder most of the world's best storytellers are Irish? Adversity may abound but in Ireland hope will show it's strength by growing in any nook or cranny it finds!
Full Irish Breakfast
Breakfast perfection at Cloncarlin House B & B in Monasterevin, Kildare, Ireland. It was by far my favourite place to stay - if you go, tell Marie that we say Hello! She is the hostess with the mostess!
Did you know that the head of a sunflower is actually hundreds of flowers all pushed together to look like one? Communities are all around us. Families in nature tied together by soil, earth and sky. The simple beauty of a single sunflower is actually a complex community of flowers living on one stem. The open faces of the sunflowers call out and invite their neighbours, the Red Belted Bees to come along and do what they do best- pollinate! One neighbour helping out another; the flowers need bees and the bees need flowers. In the field of sunflowers hundreds of bees buzz along happily working or resting awhile, enjoying the late summer heat and reminding us that it's ok to take it easy, slow down and notice the little things.