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

~a wonderful time was had by all~

Shiny happy people holding hands
shiny happy people laughing

well we are home from our camp and as usual it was a great, relaxing weekend.
it started with a massive hail and rain storm early on friday but the clouds soon cleared and we had great weather.
people started to roll up friday afternoon and by late evening we had over 20 h vans parked up in their multitudes of colors and variations as well as added extras, such as a few velo solex. our friend Al had a test ride and now wants one...so do i!

cody was not a happy boy~he started to limp a little on thursday morning which we put down to him twisting his leg while doing his usual springer spaniel thing over black bridge~when he is let off his lead he just rushes around, crashing through anything that's in his way and leaping ditches. we kept him quite over night and kept him on his lead but it wasn't working. so we were preparing ourselves for a visit to a local vet when swampy remembered that one of our campers was a vet and he very kindly came and had a look, only to remove a huge thorn from codys paw. we then discovered that his practice is in bournemouth, which is not far away and he was so good with cody we decided he is now going to be cody's vet, especially as we had a little bit of free 'surgery' (from the noise cody was making you would have thought he was having surgery!)

anyway, here are some photos of the weekend

trust me it looked much better than the photo!

arriving home the two village regulars were at the bottom of the hill from our home


al hayball said...

Hi Soltice,
I don't remember that dog sat on the rack when I was on the velo solex!
Great picture of Cody too!
good weekend!
Did Swampy like the pic of him on my blog?
See more pics at my blog:

Rowan said...

Poor Cody, he looks very sorry for himself in the photo - very cute though:) Glad you had a good time.

mama p said...

wow! those vans are so cool, i don't know what to do with myself! :) don't believe i've ever seen anything like them here in the states... and i should like to befriend the "chocolate musketeer" (am i reading that right?).

isn't it amazing that it was "just" a thorn. glad for it!

Pixiedust said...

Looks like a great rally. Mark and I have been checking out campers on e-bay, it would be so lovely to have an old one to go away in. I'm trying to persuade him that it will be a good project for us both. I hope cody's paws better, Woody often gets thorns stuck in his paw, but is a very good boy in letting us pull them out. I'm glad your feeling better now. Good old Ginger. xxxx

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