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


~*~lughnasadh blessings to all my friends~*~

*~*to those who celebrate today and those who celebrate at the closest full moon*~*

~*~a time to harvest and give thanks to our gods', goddesses' and earth spirits for their gifts~*~

i don't know about you, but here in the new forest its pouring with rain and there is a distinct chill in the air~but then that's only right when we now face the waning of the sun to darkness and the sacrifice of the green man to continuing life.
its that first chill of autumn hiding among the gorse and heather of the open forest, hanging in the branches of the tress that are already shedding the first of their brown leaves. the first inkling of the turning inwards for us all as the days draw shorter and darkness comes knocking at the doors and windows that are slowly closing~keeping us snug in our roundhouses as the fires burn and we tell stories throughout the dark months.

but remember its also our own time to reap~those things we started back in the spring sowing~what are you finishing at this time? what are you planning to start?
i am still saying goodbye to nan, i am coming to the end of my present year of study and very soon to move onto another and during the dark evenings i plan to sit in front of the fire and work on the big patchwork quilt i have always wanted to do. simple things.

~i shall be celebrating at the full moon in my sacred garden and hope we have clear skies and lets not forget it will be our time to focus on earth healing too~


Ambermoggie, a fragrant soul said...

And a happy Lammas to you my friend:) I was so sorry to hear about your nan, it is never ever easy to say goodbye to the ones we love. All we can do is honour their passing and keep their memories alive within our hearts. I know that is something you will do.

Rowan said...

There is a very definite touch of autumn around - hopefully before the days really do get shorter and the nights longer we shall be blessed with some warm, sunny days. Blessings at Lughnasadh Laoi.

Mel said...

I'll be celebrating at the Full Moon also.....

I love this time of year...I really do...as much as I yearn for spring after the Dark of winter...I'm starting to realize that the Inward time is my best time...I find myself (guiltily) looking forward to cozy evenings and the fresh chill of the autumn air....

And so the Wheel turns...

A blessed Lammas to you....


Leanne said...

a blessed lughnasadh to you Laoi

Leanne x

enchantedartist said...

My heart goes out to you...losing your beloved Nan...and Lammas blessings to you.

I look forward to celebrating the moon in my garden too...so long as it's not pouring buckets. This is such a beautiful time of year.

al hayball said...

MATE! don't be too down and start drawing in the the curtains yet!
We've got the whole of August and half of September that could be sunny yet. Put that quilt away and put yer bikini back on!
see you both soon.
al and the jod monster.

JuliaB said...

Happy Lammas to you too! (belated I know) .. I love the turning of the seasons. xx

Tipper said...

I feel a touch of fall here too. I'm glad you doing o.k.-I know you're still missing your Beloved Nan-and always will.

This Guy said...

Blessings to you as well! :) Amazing photo!! :)

I am so sorry to hear about your Nan, I am sure she was an amazing women. As the wheel turns the spirit detaches from the body and is now free to to travel with out the restrictions of the flesh. Pain free. I am sure she visits often :)

Celestial Elf said...

Great Post :D
Thought you might like my machinima film,
The Lammas Wickerman
Bright Blessings

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