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

~feels like summer~

the new forest has been basking in the most glorious sun for some days now and waking up to more blue skies and the same sun today has put a smile on my face.

at night we are having slight frosts, so the seedlings go onto our warmest windowsill at dusk, stay there while the sun is on them and the garden warms up, then they go to sit in the garden until dusk again~i am just hoping it continues like this.

although i am a real autumn/winter girl i am finding i am stretching towards spring like a seedling, wanting to peel back these layers and enjoy the warmth at last.

*well, this week we went up to our allotment and ended up there nearly all day*

swampy digging away like a good'un

five mature red current bushes~yippee!

parsnips still in the soil from last year, when the old chap who had our plot still worked it~i roasted them with carrots and a little olive oil then for the last five minutes cooking time added a little honey~

our neighbour had a three week start~luckily the soil here is lovely and easy to dig

the view from the back of our plot~this end is shaded by a lovely oak, so to me its even more special

nice little shed, a water butt we are are going to adapt with a tap at the bottom and place on bricks for easy access and make a lid for it. there are also a good selection of glass panes to make a good size cold frame

yours truly


twiggypeasticks said...

Lovely weather isn't it? I'm an Autumn/Winter girl too, but seeing the Spring lambs and daffies whilst driving Twiglet to nursery this morning was just lovely.
Have a nice weekend.
Twiggy x

JuliaB said...

oooh your allotment looks just like ours .. even the fence on one side and the hedge on the other .. but we don't have a horsey view. xx

Laura B. said...

I have been kind of absent from my blog, and from reading others', but I'm coming back....! Thank you for commenting on and reading mine, Solstice Dreamer! I'll be visiting again soon :)

Tipper said...

Beautiful weather! And your allotment looks like it has lovely rich dirt-which is always a good thing!

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