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 #2-planting~

here we are again with more on our garden~as i mentioned in the previous post we are starting from scratch so are buying an assortment of plants, some to give us some instant color, others that are quite established and will develop nicely over the coming years.

we love the goldfinches that come to feed on the niger seed...along with siskins, green finches, bull finches as well as dunnocks, sparrows, wrens, blackbirds, robins, blue tits, great tits, coal tits, starlings, doves, wood pigeons...and it seems our list grows each week~we feel so lucky. but i wish the crows were bold enough to come down.

evergreen honeysuckle 'halliana', it is the same as we had in our garden in dorset and the smell of it when flowering would drift in the evening air~fingers crossed for the same with this one. the other climber is a semi-evergreen...

rosa banksiae 'lutea' or more commonlly know as a yellow banksia rose

some general plants, including my favorite calendula...the frame for the honeysuckle was made by swampy with hazel branches i brought with me from dorset...we had a 10 foot one to hold up our washing line and i am now wishing i had brought that with me too

the grass seed is coming along nicely~it actually looks even better now, i must take a new photo! we put plenty down, enough for grass and the birds.

tomorrow is shopping day which means our weekly trip to the farm shop where we will buy a few more small plants to start filling in the gaps


Jaime said...

I absolutely love the homemade honeysuckle tresill - how pretty. Good luck with your new gardens. I know, for me, gardening is one of the simplest pleasures.

The picture of the birds is absolutely awesome.

Tea with Willow said...

Love the photo of the goldfinches - we've only seen greenfinches so far this year. I also have a honeysuckle outside the lounge window, and the scent is just amazing on a warm summer night. I've never had a late flowering one though, so I might look out for one next time I'm at the garden centre.

Willow x

al hayball said...

I got some varigated ivy for you, I'll bring tommorrow.

Eileen said...

...how interesting...what you call Goldfinches are quite different from ours...ours are in the process of dressing in their summer glad rags...I'll post a picture of them soon....love the homemade trellis...can't wait to see the "blooms"....

Rowan said...

The garden is coming along very well, Swampy is obviously working very hard, ably assisted by Cody:) It's never easy starting from scratch with a neglected garden. Great picture of the goldfinches, they are attractive birds. This is the first winter that I've had them in the garden regularly and I'm thrilled to bits.

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