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

~garden update #1~

well i decided it was high time to give you an update on our mess of a back garden~remember i said how grotty the last owner had left it? well we discovered last week that the 'rat catchers' had been sent round to deal with rats...in the house!...and the whole back garden was a mass of dog poop...now i know why it all smelt so bad~inside and out.
rest assured it is nothing like that now!

tatty and overgrown~funny how cody always seems to sneek into the shot!

breaking the ground~swampy starts to dig over the mess of grass and weeds

a small amount of rubble left over from when they built our home~we think instead of taking it away they just left it in the garden and let it grass over

swampy decided the only way to do a good job was to completly dig it over and remove rubble as he went

very odd~we discover the end of an old brick wall sticking out from the end of the path, about a foot down. there has never been a building on this spot, all i can think of is that it is part of a long wall coming up from another building nearby

evidence of the old barn that was nearby, that i remember when i was tiny~a large lump of brick and flint wall!

we have had to design the garden around a manhole cover!

an ever growing pile of rubble!

nearly finished!

cody 'helping'~with our makeshift soil sifter

i have an aversion to plain old flower beds so insisted on adding a few curves to keep things interesting.

*there was nothing to save from when we started so we have had to start from scratch*

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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