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

~plums & aprons~

i had planned on spending the day on my draft essay but these plans never go as planned do they?

i couldn't sleep last night~i went to bed at 9pm, totally shattered and slept for about four hours~then i woke up and that was it, wide eyed until about 5am.
i debated getting up and making a drink and getting on with my essay, but given my poor hearing, just knew i would clatter about oblivious, so lay there plugged into my ipod and listened to four omnia cd's before finally nodding off.

my sixth sense kicked in early for i woke up about 9am, tired and headachey, drank my cup of tea, dressed and within ten minutes my mum was knocking on the door.

i went back home with her for she had come to announce her cherry plums were ripe and ready for picking. so there we were piling them into a big preserving pan and i am sitting here now waiting for my first batch of chutney to cool before sealing the jars~my first ever attempt at chutney let me add! apple (from a neighbours garden, cherry plum (from mums garden) and shallots (from friends allotment) spiced up with some cinnamon and chili and i have to say it does taste quite good in a hot, sweet, sour way. i only made enough for three jars, just in case it turned out foul. tomorrow i will be making plum jam and sam has requested plum crumble.

this burst of kitchen activity has made me buy something i have wanted for ages...an apron! when i bake i am dreadful for getting flour all over me so i popped round to the old fashioned hardware store and bought myself a jolly green and white butchers apron...in fact i still have it on now.

of course the activity has also made me exhausted and i still feel headachey so i can see that even though its lovely outside i will be putting my pyjamas on soon and settling down on the sofa~i recorded 'seven brides for seven brothers' the other day~what a better way to round off a day making chutney?


Rowan said...

Plums already! Lucky you, I have plenty on the tree but they are Victorias and not ripe until later this month. Worth waiting for though, they are so sweet and juicy.

miss*R said...

oh fun! you can have the chutney on fresh bread with cheese... sitting out in your garden!
I love aprons and have a few vintage ones that I found very cheaply in op-shops.

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