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

~the garden~

these sweet peas smell amazing

our baby blue tit~they all fledged and still come back to feed.
at the moment they look as if they are wearing tiny little fuzzy berets!

i picked out a few photos of what we are growing in our garden~a great deal of it is wild flowers grown from seed with some plants bought from the farm shop and some that grew up here at the side of our house and that we were able to move...when we moved here it was so overgrown we just cleared it and waited to see what has grown up. we have been pleseantly surprised for we have about five different kinds of geranium~including the lilac/purple one here, which is growing up one of our windows.

i have unconsciously started a morning ritual of going into my garden~it feels a very comfortable place and is secluded and peaceful. i love going out there and checking all the flowers, listening to the bee's and i have such a strong feeling of contentment because this is our 'forever' house, it feels more and more that we are taking root here.

we have been here nearly a year now and the dirty, neglected house and garden are slowly evolving into a much loved home.

yesterday we cycled to my mums house, something we could never have done before, and it felt so good to peddle evangeline down the road, surrounded on all sides by tree's in the afternoon sun.

visiting your blogs it looks like you all had a great solstice, wherever and however you celebrated. i saw coverage of the stonehenge celebration on tv and was so glad i was not there~its a place of the ancestors but standing there with 35,000 others i dont think i would find the peace i want!
some of our friends went to Glastonbury Tor to celebrate and its possible we may join them for the winter solstice...

*~*if not my special garden is the perfect place for this solitary, solitary*~*


miss*R said...

(don't know if this took last time.. I have had trouble commenting for some reason! just ignore it if it already came through xo)

one year already! geez, how time flies.. love the sweet peas and daisies.. did you know that Sweet Pea is the nickname of Daisy's daughter.. odd that those two flowers are at the top of this post ;)

your garden sounds magnificent.. I cannot wait to see it when I come over.. and maybe we can all ride bikes together! so good to read you have bees!

I could not stand to be among 35,000 other people in a place so sacred.. I often wonder about that.. not even sure if I am going to visit Stonehenge when I come over.
safe trip in Pippin xo

Elizabeth Rhiannon said...

Yes, we do get Brit news over here in bits and peices but I didn't see the solstice celebration at Stonehenge until this morning...35,000!? That does take away from a sense of sacredness, doesn't it? Especially people who just want to party. But thanks for the other recommendations, I've taken note ;) I love your pics of your garden, especially your sweet peas, one of my favorites and I love that color on those in your garden! I miss having a garden of my own so it's nice to others'...thanks for the lovely pics and post that transported me :) ~ER~

twiggypeasticks said...

Your garden is looking lovely, glad you are both settling into your home
twiggy x

Rowan said...

I'm ambivalent about the solstice celebration at Stonehenge, personally I'd hate to be there with 35000 other people and yet when it was being used originally, it's very likely that huge numbers of people would have gathered for the solstice celebrations so that the 35000 is probably nearer the reality than the very small number that we both would prefer.

Tipper said...

Lovely garden pics. I especially like the one of the birdy : )

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