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

~a day for nothing but bimbling~

...after a particularly exhausting bimble around this years new forest show

as my last bit of course work amounts to about two hours work i decided that today was a day for nothing...for 'bimbling'...this is something that cody does quite regularly, bimbling from room to room in a very aimless way.

well that's me today.
i walked into the village this morning to pick up the copy of 'Dr. Zhivago' i ordered from our little bookshop~it is a book i have promised myself to read for years and after seeing the 2002 adaption at christmas decided now was the time to read it~given i have the 8 hour or so flight on wednesday it will fill in the time nicely.
oohh but the temptation to start it now is so strong. it is sitting here on my table with a small pile of guidebooks, passport and some dollars and the urge to sit for five minutes and just read a little~a page or two~is irresistible!

i have also started some tentative packing as well~i am one of those people who always do a 'list', ticking things off as they get packed~and will spend a day getting all my clothes washed~swampy has even said he will do any ironing i need done! on top of that there is my 'to buy' list of essentials that i have to get at sweet joe pye, my nearest health foods store, in lymington~my favorite fennel toothpaste

...which reminds me, all those tv ad's for toothpaste, the warnings about enamel erosion and this that and the other~ well now i have been using this toothpaste for years and an aloe one on occaisions and i have had no dental treatment for fillings etc etc in well over 20 years~what does that say about all these new and improved toothpastes~its all guff!
sorry about that slight diversion~those adverts just bug me!

i am also transferring some albums onto my ipod...well i will when swampy shows me how, talk about techno-fear, if swampy wasnt around i would be stuck! i have even sorted out a menu for him while i am way, how good am i? or is it guilt as i am swanning off across the pond without him?!


enchantedartist said...

:)...it sounds like you are having a wonderful time!

Have a great weekend...(what a cute pic of Cody!)

Pixiedust said...

Hi Lee, How cute does cody look. bless him. xxxx Hope you have a fantastic holiday, want to see lots of pics on your return xxx

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