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

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bright Blessings this day

firstly i would like to say a big hello to Sarah...who i know reads my blog now and is a big a wool fiend as me and i hope she is over the loss of Tilly...who sold on e-bay last night.

its been busy here in Dorset.
we had to make an unexpected trip to the vets on tuesday evening when we discovered the bleeding cody had experienced after running through a small gap in a hedgerow and jumping barbed wire-was much worse than imagined...when we were finally able to look with the aid of a torch we were horrified to find he had a deep two inch gash. yesterday we dropped him off to be stitched up and i felt so dreadful leaving him there, wondering if he thought he was being abandoned once again by his owners.
the vet had made him a lovely squashy bed and gave him a sedative so i imagine he soon fell asleep. i had the jitters all day but he was home by 4pm complete with about 5 stitches to what swampy discretely calls his 'doghood' and some arnica...yes codys vet is a holistic one! oh yes and one of those big plastic collars...although he has been threatened with it, it is still sitting in the kitchen.

so what with that and shopping on tuesday taking out another chunk of my week i find myself somewhat behind with my studies. i have resolved to blog this morning then devote the rest of the day to philosophy...which i must admit i am not enjoying too much, then tomorrow start to type up the assignment, the last of this particular module. i shall also be catching up on e-mail tomorrow...so to those who have e-mailed me i shall reply shortly!

the weather here has suddenly become very wintry, swampy has been up int he woods and just come back with a trailer of wood that is now being stacked in our 300 year old brick and flint lean-to, with more to arrive on sunday and last night was the first night we stoked the rayburn up at bedtime in months.

yesterday it became quite windy and as we drove down the lanes we were surrounded by great drifts of leaves falling from the trees, my favourite being the beech, they are such amazing shades of copper. more and more trees are showing bare branches and the air becoming clearer and colder.
last night i woke in the dark of night and the sky was glorious, the stars so bright it took my breath away...if it is like that on the up and coming full moon we really will have a glorious sight.


miss*R said...

oh your poor doggy... xo

your weather sounds perfect! this is the time I hope to visit in 2009... autumn through to Christmas.. well, I hope to..

miss*R said...

oh & by the way... love your Green Man..he was my friend Daisy's favourite... and tomorrow it was her birthday

solsticedreamer said...

Hey miss*r

yes i said i was going to study but you know how it is!
i love autumn and winter best, being pale and a red head i dont agree with the hot weather and blazing sun.
well then there was a reson my Green Man was calling to me and that was to honour Daisy for you :)

solsticedreamer said...

miss*R said...

it is always good to take energy from Earth... I love to put my hands directly onto the soil/rock/ground... and just let the energy come up through my hands..
as much as I say that I wish sometimes I were like the 'gorgeous busy people' I really would hate not to be in tune with our Earth.. xoxo

solsticedreamer said...

miss*r...i had to cut and paste your last comment as i published it and it didnt appear!!!

that earth energy is so strong at the moment, well to me anyway! when we go throught he lanes and i have my head out of the window i feel i could burst with it!
such a joyous feeling!

Leanne said...

me too Lee! Even though its turned very cold, I am drawn to the woods and the fields and the lanes.A walk is so good for lifting the spirits and refreshing the soul.

Hugs to your dog, poor Cody, give him a cuddle from me

leanne x

solsticedreamer said...

Hi Leanne...hug given to Cody, thank you! he is looking much better now, all bright eyed again. we have discovered a huge scratch running right down from his chest to tummy...we were so lucky it was not much worse.

The urge to be outside is so strong...with everythng smelling so good and the chill air.
as we always say...how lucky are we!

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