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 big skies, clematis & exam results~

driving back from the farm shop this week the skies were starting to clear, leaving us with the blue skies we have been enjoying~this the drive down into the hollow where our village lies, nestled in the forest

the forsythia in our back garden, which for some reason has been grown into a small tree. we had no idea what it was when we first moved in, but the buds started to emerge a few weeks ago and it was last week it burst into bloom~looking better with each day that passes.

i have been looking for an evergreen climber to put out the front ever since we moved in and at the farm shop they had this a nice four foot one~and as it was the only one i grabbed it! its a clematis armandii, which is the only clematis with any scent, apparently it smells of jasmine so i am really looking fowards to it in full bloom~and i just love those long leaves, makes me think of the elves in the LOTR!

well i bought the climber~but needed somewhere to support it, so pushed caution to the wind and bought a simple archway for over the door and moved the basket on the left to another area. from where i sit at my desk i can see the top tendrils winding their way around the arch~fingers crossed the farm shop will have another next week for planting the other side of the arch.

another new buy, which is on one of the walls in the back garden...

along with the bird house my mum gave us when we moved in and one of my green men.
the aim is to get another armandii for out the back. our neighbour jackie has one that goes all around her little cottage and looks lovely~so fingers crossed in a few years we will have a nice green and shady house!

i had some god news today, i have passed both of my courses that i took last year. so another step closer to my masters!


Granny Sue said...

Congratulations on the exams! one step at a time will get you there. It took me three years to complete my masters degree, working full time and taking one class at a time.

Your place looks beautiful, laoi. so ready for spring. And your soil looks to die for, so rich! I like your garden plots. You can get a lot of veggies out of a little bit of ground if you do beds like you are doing.

enchantedartist said...

Oh, congratulations on passing your course!! You feel so accomplished! And your trellis is going to look great all covered in those cute little elf ears...:-)

Rowan said...

Well done on the exam results! Your allotment looks in good shape - that should keep you and Swampy busy all summer:) My daughter has had her name down for one for several months - I'm rather hoping she doesn't get it yet because I have a strong suspicion that the one looking after it won't be her!!

JuliaB said...


Gem said...

Congratulations on your exam results SD, you're working very hard and deserve to do well :)

Your garden is looking great too - I love your archway. It will looks so pretty with the plants climbing up it.

Hope to see you on the forum soon,

Gem xx

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