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

~of rosemary~

yesterday we planted out our rosemary, taking it from its temporary pot into the newly dug earth under our kitchen window, close to our front door.

the few little cuttings i took a while ago and placed in water on my 'desk top' alter has put out roots and i think its time to put them in pots too and maybe ask my big plant for some new sprigs...our front garden extends down the full length of our little home so i want to plant out plenty of herbs and flowers.

*rosemary is great for a whole range of things*
but do avoid during pregnancy & not recommended for epileptics

helpful for relieving temporary fatigue and overwork...put some in your bath at the end of the day!
a herbal tea is useful for relieving headaches; either add a few small sprigs to a tea bag, white tea is a good one or mint or just let the sprigs brew in hot water and what you dont drink use as a hair rinse!
a mental and physical booster~when i start to flag in my studies i tend to sit and smell my sprigs
it helps relieve general aches and pains.
improves memory and concentration, and reviving a tried brain...again thats why i have my sprigs right in front of me!
put some in your bath pick-me-up after a stressful, long day.
it stimulates the scalp, improving blood flow encouraging hair growth.

*and the one i love*
burn to purify and protect your space.

well time for me to get on with my work, all the bird feeders are topped up and i have a vanilla latte by my side. outside it is freezing cold, i am sure today is the coldest it has been during the day since we moved here~i am not sure we will do any planting today...


Leanne said...

i brought a tub of rosemary with me too, i have yet to decide where to plant everything

Leanne x

Eileen said...

I had my 4 pots of Rosemary on the porch up until the latest cold snap settled in -where I live we have to bring them indoors or they wouldn't survive the 4 -5 months of below freezing weather. I keep them in the kitchen and often start my day as I'm gazing out the window stroking a plant and inhaling the wonderful aroma -a good brain boost any time of the day.....

Anonymous said...

Thanks Lee, I just read this and dashed outside and got a couple of sprigs for my desk....overloaded with work today - I'm going to need it!

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