Spirits of the Water

laughter dances as


shimmer on water


gentle caresses

calm fears

into peaceful serenity


seductive voices


until sorrows drown



At the Water’s Edge

Sometimes, no words are needed.

The Journey

don’t give up

with every step your destination

grows nearer

bug on daisy2

I’ve spent a few mornings at the meadow recently, photographing the flowers and the insects and the birds. And anything else that catches my eye! I found this little creature particularly fascinating to watch. It was very determined to reach the edge of the daisy.

bug on daisy3

And, yes, the daisies are looking as beautiful as ever.

In case anyone is interested, I’ve recently started an instagram account. It’s connected to our environmental website, The Rooter, and is all about connecting with nature. So, if you’d like to see more of my photos, you can find me as @therooteruk.

Hard at work

Sometimes, no words are needed.

Bee on purple flowers8

The View Through the Haze

Sometimes, no words are needed.


The Rooter Weekly Round Up

Once a week I’ll be sharing some of the latest articles published on our website, The Rooter. This is an environmental news website, reporting on positive news stories, successes, green innovations and sustainable developments, and championing grassroots projects and campaigns.

I’d love for you all to pop on over and have a browse through some of the stories. Hopefully it will leave you feeling slightly more positive about what is happening in the world.

Are you ready to go wild?

June is a perfect month to get out and about. The days grow longer and the sun warmer. Flowers are in full bloom. Fledglings leave their nests. It’s easy to connect with nature at this time of the year, if you simply take a little time to do so. This is why the Wildlife Trust are challenging everyone to go #30DaysWild this June…


Eco events in June 2018

Are you considering heading out and about, or looking for ideas and inspiration for events and projects to take part in over the next few weeks? Here’s our monthly roundup of eco-themed events and activities, large and small, local, national, and global, taking place in June 2018.


The People v. Big Oil: the rise of the climate change litigation movement

When a group of 21 young people from the State of Oregon filed a constitutional climate lawsuit against the U.S. government in 2015, few could have envisioned a scenario where entire U.S. municipalities would be taking on the biggest fossil fuel companies, nor the rise of an entire climate litigation movement.


EU takes action on plastic


The announcement that the European Commission is to take new measures to tackle plastic pollution is welcomed by campaigners. But do these measures go far enough?


The world is your garden


Guerrilla gardeners are creating a little bit of happy wherever they go.




Conservation success at Eelmore Marsh

Eelmore Marsh is a place brimming with flora and fauna, but this biological diversity has not always been the case. Only after decades of intensive habitat restoration is the land flourishing once more. One particular creature benefiting from the improvements are the sand lizards: Britain’s rarest reptile.


Help #BeatPlasticPollution this World Environment Day

marine-debris-entangledturtle-e1527785878812-2144975484.jpgThe UN flagship day for promoting worldwide awareness and action for the environment is on June 5 2018. This year the theme is “Beat Plastic Pollution”. The event invites everyone to take action to reduce plastic waste and the burden of plastic pollution on our natural environment, our wildlife, and on human health.


Are you involved in an environmental project of some sort? We’d love for you to submit an article to The Rooter.




In the Long Grass

sunlight gilds long grass

blue sky intentions reach high

dreaming untethered


long grass andblue skies

Bealtaine Cottage, Ireland

Colette O'Neill... Environmentalist, Author, Publisher, Photographer. Creator of Goddess Permaculture.

The day's work

Creating a Meaningful Life

anima monday

Exploring our connection to the wider world

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Wrangling literary arts for writers: words for people!


watching the world of brain research

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