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

my family grows!

merry meet...again!

i had to just come back to write more on my family tree...yesterday i...with swampys help...he is far more logical than i am!...found out so much more information. i have gone back as far as 1837 to this point.

tracing my great grandad Gauls family further...i found that he was one of five children, all born in Swansea, Wales to a Welsh mother, Margaret and Irish Father, James. Margaret's mother my great, great, great gran, Bridget (associations with the Celtic fire goddess Brighid here!)was also born in Wales, marrying an Irish Gaul, we have yet to discover his name.
in the 1901 census James was a stoker in the gas works and the eldest som Thomas Robert was a coal miner and the spelling of my great grandad's name had changed to Johney!
we also discovered that during the years between the 1891 and 1901 census another boy, Michael had been born but died age three.

my great grandad John Williams on my dad's side of the family was one of seven children to Thomas and Mary-Ann Williams, one, Jospeh died age three in 1883. John by the age of 14 was working down the mines, as was his brother Thomas, age twenty, as was their father Thomas.

We have been able to find birth dates for everyone so far and in the Gaul family marriages and other children...so it looks like we will be busy in the days to come.

its just so exciting to find all of this information as until now what we knew really stopped at our grandparents, now i really have ancestors to look back on!


miss*R said...

I just wonder if we are related somewhere.. no names similar yet... but maybe somewhere we will cross paths in our search.
don't forget to email if you need any of the sites that I mentioned! have fun with your search xo

Rowan said...

Doing family history is fascinating, I've been doing mine for over 20 years now and find it just as enthralling now as when I started. I hope you have many happy hours of ancestor hunting ahead of you:) Do go and visit the places where your ancestors lived and make sure you look for deaths and burials as well as births and marriages, there's often a lot of useful info on death certs and headstones. Not that I've had many headstones, my family were mostly too poor to afford them:) And Wills too, I spent years not looking because I thought that Ag Labs wouldn't make Wills - but I discovered that sometimes they do!

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