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

~calm before the freeze?~

its a gorgeous blue bird sky day here in the new forest today and i thought it was high time to post before getting on with my studies as i have been pretty lax over the past week~becoming distracted by trying to get more of our decorataing done before yule/christmas.
i was intending to post some pictures of last nights sunset and my new book however kodak easy share and i are having some disagreements over where it puts my 'blogging photo's' file...for some reason i cant find it via blogger~heigh ho for technology!

as i said it is a blue bird day and it is hard to belive that we are due for an icy, artic blast sweeping in from the north~however its 10.05 and i have not poked my head out the door yet! doesnt that sound dreadful~but i am on day two of a headache so am feeling slow but will have a stroll down the village a bit later to sort out some post, buy some milk and a cake for swampy.

yesterday the two young gardeners who maintain our front garden kindly offered to strim the overgrown flowerbeds that we had not yet had the chance to attack~like the inside of our house the previous tennant did not care for the garden, either front or back and its been like a mill stone around our necks~especially the front as it is so visible. well anyway they strimmed it all and swampy, as a thank you, gave them some bottles of beer to take home. before going out shopping i went over and thanked them only to be told they were going to dig over the beds as well!

so now it looks considerably tidy and ready to take some of the plants we brought over from our dorset garden...today i am putting in my rosemary under the kitchen window and i am debating whether the two lavenders in pots either side of our front door should be planted out...oh decisions, decisions.

i am pleased to say my latest assignment has been returned~re-graded at 75 after a slight hiccup with an unwell tutor and a scary fail at 24! this new grade has now boosted my moral and fired me up to completing my next asignment which is due in next friday.

well, time to get working...hope you all have a good day and i shall be visiting when i stop for my tea breaks throughout the day!


Anonymous said...

Well done, another assignment down!

Nice to have the garden done too...do you think you could convince them to wash the dishes and make the bed?

enchantedartist said...

Glad your assignment came back with a good mark. We all have little 'hiccups' like that. :)

And I'm always enchanted by glimpses into your English life...


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