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


This is the river stour which we need to cross to get to my dentist in sturminster newton, a village about 10 miles away...in the bottom picture anything this side of the trees is flood water!
the building you can faintly see in the left of the top picture is the mill...a better view of this is in the link, it gives you some idea of how the river has come up.
crossing the actual bridge the water was about a foot from the road.the roads were not too bad on our journey although there was still a lot of water flooding down the banks from the fields. as we arrived home the rain started again and i think is due to continue through the night. tomorrow i think we will have a few hours grace so will hurry down to weymouth for shopping first thing.
for now i am nice and warm in front of the fire with the wind blowing and rain falling outside the window.


miss*R said...

stay dry dear solstice sister!

You certainly seem to have had alot of rain over there the past year or so.. I remember daisy saying her little cottage was in danger of flooding a few times!

kathyann said...

Hope that you managed to get your shopping and to your dental appointment ok!Always good to get back home to a warm house and a hot cuppa!Take care ,love from Kathyann and the girls

Rowan said...

The rain has been relentless lately and I feel so sorry for all those who are being flooded for the second time in a year. Hope you are safely above the water where you are.

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