rise and root



The Flame Haired Solstice Dreamer

Cold winter brings the Everfrost and jewels every tree
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
A flame~haired dreamer wanders there and shelters from the wind
And spins her dreams around the trees to break the ties that bind
She takes her thread and spins anew and how the Greenwood smiles
As she spins a spell for freedom and for her spirit Wylde

The dreamer finds an ancient oak and shelters in his lee
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
Tis summer now and birdsong weaves its magick through her spells
And humming bees drum drowsily in the foxglove's bells
The dreamer sits beneath the oak with yarn upon her knee
And spins and knits and weaves her dreams and sets her spirit free

"When birds fall from the sky and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people...shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. they will be known as the warriors of the Rainbow"

Hopi Prophecy

seitan success~yippee!

merry meet )o(
what a busy day~swampy has most of the van packed up, i have made two batches of seitan, the cottage is clean and tidy, my clothes are packed and hair has had it henna topped up!
i thought i would squeeze in this one last post before i have a bath and an early night.
going back to my seitan~SUCCESS!!! i am so pleased, i did one batch with the simmer for ages and two batches baked in foil. i must admit i did take a slice or two from my first 'test run' baked and it tastes lovely.

we had to pop over to our doctors surgery today a journey of about 6 miles but which also means a drive through the village of Milton Abbas~famous for the abbey, which is now a very posh school. it is a true chocolate box village, so i thought it would be rude not to take a couple of photos and post. the one i took of the abbey is rather dark so not posted here, next trip over i will make swampy stop so i can take a proper one!

well this is my last post, unless i can sneak ten minutes access while I'm away and i have to say, i am going to miss my daily blogging and getting all your lovely comments~it feels as if i am going back to being a solitary solitary for a while again with no-one to express my wild thoughts and ideas with!

well my lovelies i shall say goodbye for a week. i hope you all take care and look out for one another~we may not be able to be supportive in person but of course the spirit is another thing altogether!

bright blessings)o(


miss*R said...

safe travels to you - may the Goddess be with you on your trip!
enjoy your solitary time - sometimes it does one good to walk away from blogging... don't forget to come and say hi on my blog when you come home xoox

solsticedreamer said...

of course I will 'visit' when i get back!

Bright Blessings to you )o(

Alison said...

I know your going to enjoy your trip so much.
Take care,
Alison x

Leanne said...

have a wonderful, and safe trip Lee. it does us all good to disappear for a while, and reconnect with ourselves. come back refreshed.

Leanne x

al said...

Have a good trip, man!
Very interesting Blog, although I don't think I'll ever get used to you calling Keith, Swampy! When I think of Keith, a new age eco-warrior living in a hole in the ground or up a tree with matted dreadlocks doesn't seem to spring to mind.
He's much more..the heroe of the VW world, springing to the aid of a camperman/woman in distress. Is it possible to rename him 'Munchy' or the 'Baron'? A) for his new found appetite since he gave up smoking and B) because of the Munchousen syndrone by proxy that applies to his helpfulness with mechanical problems. What do you reckon Swampy? alx

pineyflatwoodsgirl said...

Thanks for visiting me!

All things share the same breath~the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.

Chief Seattle

Johney Gaul~1915

Johney Gaul~1915
1890-17 september 1918~France