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

~green meme #1~

this came from the lovely moonroot

the rules are simple...
2. link to whoever tagged you
3. include meme number
4. nclude these guidelines in your post
5. answer questions
6. tag 3 other green bloggers

green Meme #1...

1. Name two motivations for being green~my life long love for the earth we live on and the sheer horror of what has been done to our land in such a short time.

2. Name 2 eco-unfriendly items you refuse to give up ~my camper, although on a regular week we only use it once and my lap top

3.Are you at peace with, or do you feel guilty about no.2?~i dont beat myself up about it because i consider all the eco things i do will compensate for it

4.What are you willing to change but feel unable to/stuck with/unsure how to go about it?
if i could i would live in a totally eco house with wind turbines, composting loo etc etc but lots stop me, too much to bring up here to say nothing of money

5. Do you know your carbon footprint for your home? If so, is it larger/smaller than your national average? ~smaller by a third

6.What's eco-frustrating and/or eco-fantastic about where you live?~i can walk into the village and when i want other shops the next village is only five miles away, i am on the list for a local allotment (third in line) , building restrictions as it is now a nation park...frustrating is that despite this some people/groups seem to bypass planning restrictions to knock down lovely old houses and put up big hateful piles

7. Do you eat local/organic/vegetarian/forage/grow you own? ~yes, sometimes, sometimes, sometimes, i will when swampy has sorted me my raised beds and even more when i get my allottment

9. Do you have a green confession? ~nope!

10. Do you have the support of family and/or friends? ~oh yes, i have a fine collection of organic gardening books from them and mum has let me have a big chunk of her garden to use until i get my allottment

well now, given the time of year i am sure a lot of you are busy so if you are green and wish to do this please feel free


Anonymous said...

This is so cool! I would love to participate in the green meme!
I love your answers...awesome!
And thanks so much for your supportive comments on my blog regarding the recent drama.
Truly, I appreciate it.
(green hugs)

Anonymous said...

TAG!! You're it!

al hayball said...

Good on yer mate.

enchantedartist said...

I sounds to me that you do quite a bit more than most...Here we recycle...reuse...compost...and lots more.

You have a very healthy attitude...and lifestyle. :)

Thanks for sharing this...

Anonymous said...

Great meme, I shall do it at some stage...perhaps after the insanity (or when we get back from the beach house).

OH! You've got Jethro Tull on the playlist now!!!! I LOVE JETHRO TULL!!!!

Tammie Lee said...

Wonderful meme. Sounds like being in harmony with life is meaningful to you.
Curious really that people in general have lived so far from respecting Earth. I am thrilled that this is a huge consideration these days!

undacova mutha said...

I've been given a Bookworm award and now I'm giving it to you. Tag--you're 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