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

~back from Derbyshire~

~there was a lot of large mossy lumps of sandstone in the woods of our campsite~

~view from the campsite~

~a view of pippin through the beech hedge~our pitched was hedged by yew and beech and made it a really secret little hidey-hole~

dia dhuit

back from Derbyshire and what a beautiful place it is!

unfortunately the drive took ten hours so it was getting too dark to get some really good photos as we passed through Matlock Bath and Matlock.

we stayed at a campsite about two miles out of Matlock, pitched halfway up a dale in Tansley with amazing views.

swampy had a meeting in Matlock on the saturday and our good friend sean came to collect him so that cody and i wouldnt have to 'up sticks' and could instead enjoy the views and do some reading, and of course tune in my little tv to watch the rugby!

we loved the area so much we had decided to stay an extra night so that we could spend sunday being tourists. but true to form i felt unwell and had not brought enough medication with me to last an extra day. so we returned home on sunday~via a slightly different route which took only 7 hours. still a big journey for me so i spent yesterday recovering!

however we are travelling up to a village near Whitby at 'easter' so have decided to break the very long journey with a couple of nights back at Tansley and this time do the tourist thing~and i cannot wait!


Alison said...

What a lovely looking camp site!
I hope you really enjoyed yourself.
Take care,
Alison x

kathyann said...

Welcome back Lee,Hope you're feeling a bit better now you are home!
Loved the picture of pippin,at your campsite,it looked like a quiet secret special place just for you and swampy! How lovely ,hope you managed to stay warm!Such a long journey but worth it if you enjoyed yourselves!
We had a couple of holidays up near whitby when the kids were little and loved the area and long walks on the beaches!
I just popped over to welcome Al to blogland ,what a talented artist he is!

Moonroot said...

Glad you had a good time, the campsite looks lovely!
Hope you're now feeling better.

Tina said...

Sounds and looks like you had a great weekend! Imagine the perfectness of that hidey-hole for Pippin with leaves on the trees. I love such hedges. Sorry you couldn’t stay any longer.

miss*R said...

sorry you were unwell.. the area looks wonderful... I am going to have to do some healing on you I think. I have a blogging friend who lives near Whitby.. Easter at the beach!! maybe we can think of each other, cause I may be at Sussex then too! xoxo

al said...

looks like a loveley sleepy hollow.

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