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 a grand announcement!~

many thanks for your comments about our fledgling garden~in answer to twiggy's question about a veggie patch i would like to announce our allotment!

today we popped out to check the plot we have been allocated, although once there we then had some disagreement over which part of the plot was ours!

we came home and telephoned the parish council to clarify which was ours and ended up doing a bit of negotiating. they are in such high demand these days that the original, monster, single plots are now divided into quarter plots, however that still leaves us with a plot that is 16 ft by 75ft (about 5m by 23m).

however after some thinking about the amount of clearing for this plot~because of my m.e the majority of the heavy work is down to poor swampy~we called back and it seems more plots are available and one lady wants to change plot so next week the parish councellor who deals with them is going to re-jig all the plots...so the plot above is no longer ours!

but here are some more photos of the whole site to give you an idea of how lovely it is up there!

our great friend~the artist Al Hayball!


twiggypeasticks said...

Fabtastic!!! I'd love an allotment but my back isn't up to it and I know Mr Twigs would lose interest :) Will you send me some leeks please?
Twiggy x

JuliaB said...

ooooh! congratulations on becoming an allotmenteerer. Hope they sort out your patch soon! x

Chugga said...

oooooo you are so lucky - round our way there is a - get this - 35 year waiting list for an allotment!! for which the local council charge the sum of.... £9,500 per year rent! and you get a plot thats about 30ft by 20ft

I've manage to persuade the old man to dig up some of the fower beds for my veggy plot :) I'm a happy bunny!!

Good luck and happy eating!

Ancestral Celt said...


Have you investigated the Landshare scheme, as promoted by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall? It might be a cheaper option.

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