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

~december views~

i decided i needed a change around in my little room, so now sit to the right of where i was before, giving me a whole new view from my window. it feels a bit more 'open' and i can see different tree's (which you cannot see on the photo)

we have been out and about this past few days, it was ma's birthday on sunday so took a freezing cold stroll round to see her...this was the view of our front garden that day...a very hard frost...

yesterday we had to drive to our dentist for our twice yearly check up, which meant venturing out of the forest and to our old stamping ground of dorset and a four hour round trip in the cold. it felt really odd to be going back there...especially coming out of the dentist and not driving to our old home.

the forest was white with frost and as pippin has a very old heating system it was a very cold journey, but worth it for the views...

we passed plenty of donkeys, cows and ponies now~i was not fast enough with the camera!~ with their thick, velvety winter coats and the roads were quite quiet.

Hooray for finishing my present assignment!

i now have two more pieces of work to be in by the end of january, one of them is 70% complete and i am taking the next two days to finish the notes for the one that has to be in the week before i vanish into the heaving mass of humanity that is new york.

my plan is to have both done by that week so i can enjoy my trip without having that 'un-finished homework' feeling hanging over my head~plus i now have most of my books for my next lot of work, medieval history, which i start the week after my return from new york...two days after my 42nd birthday!

well enough of this~time to get my books out...


Eileen said...

Do try to get some pictures of the local wild beasties so I can be there in the New Forest vicariously with you....you are probably like me and never go anywhere without a camera....enjoy your new views as you work....

solsticedreamer said...

Eileen, hello! i do always have my camera with me, but sometimes never have it ready! tomorrow we are popping into the next village/small town so will make sure i have the camera at the ready as we are guaranteed to see the beasties!

miss*R said...

in one of those photos it looks like a little fuschia is struggling in the frost.. I am surprised it is still alive (well, that is if it is one)

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