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

well now, how many days since my last post? a good few and the above books the reason

i have started the next eight month block of my history degree and as i am keen to keep one step ahead been working a few hours everyday.

this morning i spent an hour or so catching up with all of your posts from across the globe~it was like sitting in a global cafe, catching up with all of your news and views.

today i plan on doing very little~finish block one of my studies, watch the ireland v italy rugby match this afternoon and finish reading this...

i have also been making a large scale plan of our back garden~it was...is...a dreadful mess, uncared for by the previous tennant who used it as an open air kennel for her dog~so uncared for even the soil smells really bad.

so last week, with swampys help, i made a scale plan of its footprint and i am now busy going through my gardening books and making plans.

bret was saying in his new post how he feels spring is at the doorstep~well yes i can feel it here in my corner of the new forest. the other day i stood on my doorstep and had a good sniff of the air, the freezing weather of the week before had passed, and i could almost smell the spring coming. the smell in the air was so different than i had been detecting, it really felt like the tide of the land had turned and spring really is at our heels.

so i thought it was high time to start making plans~looking out of the windows that face our back garden the view is awful and that is promting enough!

these photos were taken last august, the week we moved in~we have cut back the ivy and mown what grass there was and swampy has now decided he is going to dig the whole lot over as the bald patches are still bald.
so starting from scratch.


Anonymous said...

Go gardener!

miss*R said...

ooh I cannot wait to see it evolve! if the soil smells bad, it may need some sweetening.

did you ever see Daisy's backyard? It was amazing.. I think it is still on her blog somewhere.

autumn is on its way here but we will still have a few weeks of late summer I am sure.. although the temps are really cold right now.

al hayball said...

Wasn't such a good game as last weeks, but they won in the end!
Come on Ireland (and England of course) hope swampy feels better soon.

Tipper said...

Planning your garden is very exciting-can't wait to see how it turns out!

twiggypeasticks said...

Spring is definitely on it's way, we've noticed a pair of thrushes skipping around our garden, just lovely. I can't wait to see what you do with your garden. Are you having flowers/herbs/veggie patch?
Twiggy x
PS Good luck with the course, when I did my OU degree I was always excited and a bit nervous in February !!

Chugga said...

OOOOOOOo what a lovely blank canvas you are going to have! I see a very nice vegetable patch and a huge herb garden.... some rhubarb and definately some rasberry canes maybe even a "stella" cherry tree too (Aldi has some fruit trees on offer ths week for silly money (about a fiver!!)

I;ve started lots of herb seeds this week and my mushrooms are throwing up mycelium beautifully - I shall think of your garden as I harvest them hopefully by the end of next week - if you've never grown mushrooms please please do it its like magic :D

RunninL8 said...

Oh, my lordess, that grass looks so soft and inviting!!! I could just lay down on 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