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

~a luck filled day~

i don't know if the word 'jammy', as in being very lucky is used in other parts of the world~but that's how things have been for my sister and i this past year...

~front row tickets for Take That

~centre court tickets for wimbledon and upgraded hotel at no extra cost

funny thing, i seemed to come home with lots of photos of Rafael Nadal!

~sam booked our cruise and on that very day they had lowered the prices and the next day had increased them

~i am finally moving back to brockenhurst~we heard today that the keys are being returned on monday so we will have our moving date really soon

today was a great day...

~we had to get an inner tube and new tyre fitted and we were quoted £71 on saturday when we called the garage about it...the bill was £61!

~i found £20 in my purse left over from last weeks shop

~on a whim we decided to cut through the posh but small (and rather expensive!) department store in dorchester...not something we usually do as we can never afford things in there! for some reason we did today and found a huge sale on and we found a collection of plates, bowls, side plates and mugs that had been reduced a great deal.

now this was something we really needed, so decided to get 6 of each...and it cost us under £15 for the whole lot!!!!!

i really love them as they remind me of the sea, pebbles and beach huts~muted blue, cream and a stone like color. i got them home, washed them and packed them carefully away.
i am now hoping the sale is still on next week as they had a black whistling le creuset kettle that was half price...and i can just imagine it sitting on the 'beast' and whistling merrily for the first chai of the day!


Dreaming Stone said...

Gosh, I know that shop - used to live near Dorchester (and have also lived in the New Forest, funnily enough). I took the same shortcut about 10 years ago ..... emerged on the car park side having fallen for a gorgeous piece of fabric from the remnants box - just enough for a cushion cover.

Hope everything goes brilliantly with the move, good luck with all the packing.


p.s. Love that cooker btw, brilliant.

al hayball said...

That all sounds very delightful. Lee...except it was a shame to be spoilt by having to go and see 'Take that!'.. I spose there has to be some yin and yang! alx

Val said...

Ive only just discovered you - and now you are moving out of Dorset!

The Universe works in mysterious ways. But thanks for telling Rowan of Circle of the Year about the Stonewylde series!

Ive just left a comment on Kit's blog too.

Thank you!

twiggypeasticks said...

I love the word jammy, we use it a lot. I really think you make your own luck to some degree and the best thing ever is enjoying lifes small pleasures. I'm glad you're getting all these little windfalls and I love the colours of your new crockery - so pretty.

Ancestral Celt said...

Very lucky indeed. Long may it continue.

Pixiedust said...

Sounds Like your lucks in. I use the word jammy too. Nice bargain and I hope the kettles still there next week. Bet you can't wait to move back to brokenhurst, you won't live too far from me.

enchantedartist said...

How fun! There's nothing like a bit of good fortune...

I'd love a cup of tea in one of those pretty mugs...:)

Cat said...

Congrats to you ya jammy dodger!

My husband picked me up a le creuset kettle for my birthday this year. I love it!

Moonroot said...

Sounds like you're on a roll! Enjoy!

miss*R said...

sometimes, the Universe provides... well I guess the Universe provides all the time but at times like this, we notice it!

RunninL8 said...

I just LOVE synchronicity!!!

Anonymous said...

I love those dishes too! They have such a "beachy" look to them.
Great post!

kathyann said...

Your luck is cetainly in at the moment Lee,good for you its nice to hear of good things happening to nice people for a change!You've some great bargains there!
You are jammy for sure lol
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