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


here are the house warming presents given to us by my mum and sam...the little milk pot is so cute!

tomorrow my new cooker comes and on wednesday the chap is coming out to fit it so wednesday evening i will be cooking our first proper meal in our 'forever' home!

i am now just trying to think what to cook...

swampy has been working hard on painting the spare room...or 'sam's room' as it is now known...it is now a jolly pale yellow with all the woodwork a nice clean white, he has made me a bespoke bookcase to which i am adding my own finishing touch...photos to come later...he has also stripped down my old cabinet (it was my parents when they first married!) and that too is getting a new coat of paint in a gorgeous arts and crafts color~again photos to follow ;)

on wednesday we are going to buy the flooring for sams room and the other day we saw the most amazing vintage looking bath tap/shower head and are debating whether to buy it as we dont have a shower right now...which reminds me, we had a chap come round today and replace the bathroom and kitchen taps...they had on special adaptions for the elderly to help them use the taps...he kindly replaced them with really nice old fashioned ones for us!

i dont know why but i seem to be turning the clock back with our home, my plan is to have visitors step back in time a little when they step through the door and we are finding ourselves selecting the most vintage looking things to bring home with us! we are even changing the light switches and internal doors, door handles and front door locks!

its even spread to my clothes as i have found the most amazing reproduction Edwardian ladies waistcoat and put i have mentally placed it on my 'christmas wish list'!

i watched 'out of africa' for the umpteenth time yesterday~it was wonderful, sitting on the sofa in my nightie and thick woolie socks and wrapped in one of my blankets wallowing in the film~and i always cry during the last 20 minutes!


Dreaming Stone said...

Sounds like you're settling in nicely and making the place your own, how exciting! I love that kettle by the way. Wishing you all the best with it all, xM

This Guy said...

Wonderful house warming gifts!!

You seem like a busy busy lady, which is expected when moving into a new home! Are you relieved this is a "forever" home and you won't have to stress about a big move again? hehehe

Can't wait to see pictures of your beautiful vintage home! :)

Bret =)

Pixiedust said...

I'm glad your settling into your new home SD and loving it. I look forward to piccies of the bookshelf.

JuliaB said...

Nice gifts! particularly that ladle! x

enchantedartist said...

Pretty...pretty...I can't wait to see more pictures...You're teasing us! :)

It sounds like you're having lots of fun getting your home together.


Pixiedust said...

I've left something for you over on my blog. xx

twiggypeasticks said...

Pretty gifts, can't wait to see some pics of your new home, sounds just lovely.
Twiggy x

Patty said...

I am glad you are getting settled in. I wanted to come by and tell yo to come read my paranormal blog. "Most Haunted" is going to be live in Gettysburg PA in Oct.
We will be there next week and I will be posting a log on that when I come home...You will get a sneak peak of the area from me before the TV show arrives.

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