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


my word but its hard to remain calm and spiritual when this...

refuses to play nice and keeps overheating!
we ordered a replacement gasket from our friend in france, another friend brought it back over here and another friend drove swampy to poole to collect said apart.
poor swampy dismantled a large part of the engine, put in replacement part and off we went to the farm shop in a fairly joyful fashion.

it didn't last long, by the time we got to the farm shop, about 5 miles away the radiator was bubbling like a veritable cauldron on a busy night! by the time we got home it had pretty much boiled dry, so swampy is back to square one and we spent £40 we couldn't really afford on something we don't think was needed.
the trouble is if swampy needs to do his dismantling again...we need another of those £40 gaskets.
oh i could cry...as for swampy, i think he is ready to do a basil fawlty with a large tree branch (i have scanned the area and hidden any likely tree weapons).

i think we are now seriously thinking of getting him fixed and selling him~but the thought makes me so sad. we have had such adventures in him and he is a very special van...just so unreliable right now. i am really hoping this turns out to be something really silly that swampy hasn't noticed and all will be well again very soon.
the thing is because he doesn't know what it is we have now decided that two events we are due to go to next week will have to be cancelled~which is a real poop.

however i have been sitting on the grass giving moral support and good vibes, cody has been cooling off laying in the flowerbed and i have been able to enjoy the fresh air and watch the clouds rush by in the blue sky (the tail of hurricane bill according to our weather people~tomorrow is supposed to be dreadful) and watch the jackdaws fly in and out of the huge oak...i have just heard a tool bag being emptied onto the floor so i shall go and resume my support!

have a good day wherever you may be

oh and keep your fingers crossed for poor pippin :)


Mel said...

That van is quintessential cool -- it just has to be okay...it just does. Sorry to hear of it's elusive malady...strength to swampy as he perseveres in its' healing process!!

Stripe! Definitely a stripe! Surprise me....:)


Jopan said...

come on PIPPIN you can do it, your cooler than herbie!

Elizabeth Rhiannon said...

Ooooh, I know how you feel :( I have 2 4x4 vehicles right now. Each 1991, each equally loved but alas, getting old and expensive to keep up. I have to get rid of one. I hate it! I'm one of those people that form bonds with vehicles, haha! So, my heart goes out to you if you do end up having to sell :( I have to put mine in the paper this week!

enchantedartist said...

Sending good vibes to you...and your pippin...:-)

Breathe deeply...it's going to be alright.

GooseBreeder said...

Good luck,worth saving!

Anonymous said...

fingers crossed here!

Leanne said...

glad the blip with my blog is now fixed laoi, hope pippin is fied soon too. i hope it isnt mw that will be camcelled?

leanne x

laoi gaul~williams said...

leanne~yes it would have been mw :(
but notice i said 'would'...we did a 10 mile round trip into lymington yesterday and all seemed well~just going to test him on a longer run and see what happens, looks like it was the radiator so will be heading to our 'h van man' in bridport for a 'new' one :)

miss*R said...

sell Pippin?? oh no :(

Tipper said...

Such a cool camper! I hope Pippin got with the program and quit overheating ; )

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