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

~medical dislike~

i have been feeling very unwell for two days~not my my regular, every day unwell~this creeps up on me on a fairly regular basis, hanging around for some time and disrupting my life significantly more than my 'normal' unwell. and makes me feel sorry for myself.

i start to feel upset about any old thing that pop up.

i know its a passing thing but i find it faintly annoying, every time it happens.

i have a doctors appointment today so i think that is adding to my feelings~i hate the doctors and its always such a relief when those short moments are over.

thank goodness i have never had to stay in hospital~i have only been for myself a few times~the first when i was small and for some reason known only to my small self, thought it was a good idea to stick a pen up my nose! the second was when i fractured my wrist and coccyx snowboarding~three months in plaster and unable to sit down properly for a long time~during that time my sister had to confiscate my pride and joy~a two tone vw beetle as i was trying to drive and change gear with my hand as well as my forearm immobilised!

another gripe today~sorry folks~is that we have had to go totally against my aversion to chemicals and put a flea and tick collar on cody~he is thankfully flea free but because of the fields he runs in he has been a fuzzy magnet for ticks. some he will allow us to remove with our handy, but horribly named 'tick ripper'~others he wont let us anywhere near him.

it came to a head at the weekend when one finally dropped off unnoticed and i found it in pippin~resulting in the shivers and a wasted cup of lemon tea.

so on came the collar and it smells so bad~so if anyone knows of any essential oils i can impregnate on one of his bandannas or some kind of food or supplement he can eat and will make him taste bad to ticks i will be so grateful!!!


Ancestral Celt said...

I'm sorry you're not feeling well, SD and I know about anxiety about appointments with doctors. I have to see my consultant on Monday and I know its not going to be good news, despite three months of new medication.

I also have some questions for him, and I not too sure I want the answers. I am also facing the prospect of regular hospital stays as my condition worsens. So, I know how you feel and I send you some big, electonric hugs.

Tina said...

Sorry to read that you are not well. Don’t know how to help here exept of sending you a big hug.
For the ticks, yuck, I don’t like chemicals too, but when it got too bad (when we lived near the wood and they got them there, not where we live now in the fields and meadows) I used one of those spot-on products like frontline or expot –, they don’t smell and they are safe for you and the dogs once they are dried. Do a research on your own or ask me for further questions. I have never put those “poison” collars on my dogs because I hate that, and hey, I still want to cuddle them! For essential oils, some people have good results with tea tree oil, citronella, neem or with feeding garlic (but some sources say that garlic is toxic to dogs).

Pixiedust said...

Woody had a tick the other day SD. they're orrible yuk. We frontline woody, and it seems to keep them at bay most of the time. I agree with Tina about the natural remedies, so you could always try those.

kathyann said...

Oh Lee I'm sorry to hear you are not feeling so good,I too get wound up about hospital visits and doctors appointments even though I know I have to go it doesn't get ant easier!!
I know you don't like chemicals but at least it will keep Cody free of those pesky things!!
Hope you get some time to sit quietly in your garden and enjoy your plants!!
Love from Kathy and the girls

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