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

~blazing june~

*june came blazing into the heart of the new forest today*

after a day of continuous rain and high winds we have had a few days of clear skies and high temperatures...to hot for me!

we have been busy finishing our back garden and are finally ready to sow the last patch of grass seed and i have been busy with my assorted areas~plenty of color to attract the bee's and butterflies...which includes my favourite heartsease and calendula, my herb and vegetable area and my shady area.
yesterday we popped round to my mum and wandered through her wild garden~it is a huge garden with no structure, things are just left to grow year after year and so she has a multitude of native wild plants and so she had gathered me two small lady ferns for my shady area as well as a whole lot of bluebell seed pods. here the bluebell is a protected species and you are not allowed to sell the flowers or remove the tubers.
i dont think taking seed pods from my mums garden to plant in my own 'wild' garden counts

i woke at my regular time this morning, usually between 6.30 and 7 and carried out my usual routine of opening any closed curtains and the windows, letting cody out the back door, put the kettle on for one 'twinings everyday' and one lemon tea~his and hers.
today however the back door remained open and i plodded out in my vest and pyjama bottoms to check my vegetables, salads and newly planted plants~oh and to make sure none of our baby blue tit family had dropped out of their nesting box. they are now big enough to poke their little heads out of their door and i was close to heart attack yesterday evening in case they fell.

so what has the day in store for me?
well i have an essay on religion and the wars of the three kingdoms to have in by friday~i have the main structure of the work typed out but after a chat with my tutor i need to do a minor re-think, so that will be my priority~although i can sit here at my desk with the window open and enjoy the day.


Tea with Willow said...

Sounds like a lovely day ... very much the same here .. a quick post with a few photos and then out to the greenhouse and garden to check for progress!!

Hope you have a productive day on the essay!

Willow x

miss*R said...

oh your day sounds so bliss-ful!
I was wondering how you go with the heat.. you would absolutely fry here...stay out of the sun!
I cannot wait to see your garden evolve over the summer... make sure you plant those plants in the cool of the day..

solsticedreamer~laoi gaul~williams said...

Robyn, I really struggle with the sun and heat! Factor 30 organic aloe vera suncream, my 'magic' hat, big sunglasses and i am constanly searching for shady spots!

Kim McBirnie said...

You have a lovely blog - I really enjoyed this post. All our veggies are on the allotment a mile away, but there is nothing like seeing your plot come to life to lift your heart!
Kim xx

Anonymous said...

Sounds heavenly. I love your morning ritual.
I want to wake up at your house and tag along as you walk through your yard and garden.

Even your studying area sounds fabulous - good luck on those essays!

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