Today we took some time to drink in the beauty of the season. Walking slowly around the land and snapping a few photographs here and there. This video is the result. We hope you enjoy it!
It has been a very busy year with third level studies, house and garden maintenance and an abundance of creative projects. We miss updating the blog on a regular basis but sometimes we need to slow down and just be in the here and now. Hopefully there will be some more in depth posts in the not too distant future…
I have missed this space so much. In the last year I have embarked on a Fine Art degree and because of that, the greener dream blog has been largely idle. As the first year of my course is drawing to a close I thought it would be nice to post a few pictures here from a project I am working on at the moment for Digital Lens Based Media.
I wanted to merge my love for the elemental forces of nature with photography and I hope the results are enjoyable.
Air. A fierce storm or a gentle breeze. The never ending movement of change. Seeds carried on the wind.
We usually write a post at the start of each month, summarizing what has happen on the land and sharing a few pictures. Our camera gave up the ghost sometime in June and since then we have been using a phone for taking photos. Unfortunately there have been a lot of hiccups with uploading them to any posts and we have had to try to work around this problem. That is the biggest reason we did not post much in the last couple of months. We have hopefully found a system that works now and will post on a more regular basis.
In July and August the land was very generous and the seeds we planted in spring grew and supplied us with a bountiful harvest. All our perennial plants have also been great and we had more berries than any other year. This year we have also spent a lot of time harvesting herbs and other plants for drying and using in mixes for teas. We wrote a post recently with a few of our favourite mixes and their benefits.
Around our main circle we have admired and cherished all the colours, smells and sounds. As you probably all agree this year has been very different from most and the land has supported and nurtured us through these unchartered times and kept us from falling into despair. What can be more calming and reassuring than resting your senses in nature.
We never got the chance to finish writing this post earlier as uploading the photos kept on being a problem but now we have worked around it and wish to share these pictures of sunnier days with you. It was a glorious summer despite the strange circumstances.
Please feel free to share some photos from your special summer in the comments if you like.
You can’t really tell from the pictures but it has been raining for almost every day in August. We have not spent as much time as we would have liked in the garden and it is now quite overgrown with shrubs and perennial plants spilling out across the paths in many places. Read more →