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

~sea legs~

i always wondered about the term sea legs~well i arrived home on tuesday afternoon and yesterday i was in a shop with everything moving up and down around me!
it is the most peculiar feeling.

yes i am home after a most amazing and somewhat bizarre holiday.
i have never been on a cruise before and so was totally unprepared for the whole experience. its like a huge floating city with everything you might need-well nearly everything-to hand.

oh my and it was so hot!
as you know i am an autumn/winter lover and so found the heat quite difficult.
photos will follow-i have not downloaded them from my camera yet as it is going to take half an hour or more and i only found the strength to unpack my bags yesterday.

i woke this morning at about 5am and as usual could not sleep so decided to get up and make a casserole-our friend sean is coming to stay for a few days to help swampy put the electrics in our new camper and so i wanted dinner ready for when he arrives.
i have stuck it in the oven on 'slow cook' for the day so i can ignore it.

i took my exam on the day before i left for my holiday and had to take my books away with me because i have a very short piece of work to be handed in tomorrow.
so today i shall be busy with my reading of the first book of the odyssey.

a few days before i left we travelled back to dorset to pick up our new camper and i came home to a house full of the things we need to fully convert her to a fully set up camper-the previous owner started the work by putting in some venting, a 2 bike,bike rack and a little elektrikery-doo-hickey thingy that you can plug into an electric hook-up point on a campsite that has such things. our bedroom is piled high with boxes with a little sink and two ring hob, roof vents, table legs, wood, foam and many other bits and pieces...

i have named her *pretty pagan*

yes, i know there is very little of the character that we had with pippin~but give us a few months and she will be a little more individual. we have plans for not only the inside but also a few tweaks on the outside to distinguish her from the normal, everyday camper~as i said before *watch this space*!

remember i ordered those birkenstocks?
well wouldnt you know they arrived the day i left!
swampy actually took a photo on his mobile and sent it to me~oh they are so lovely!
i started to break them in yesterday paired with a nice pair of striped socks in shades of green and brown~even swampy i think is tempted now!
for those of you out there who are birkenstock fans have a look at the birkenstock usa blog with a link to their flicker pool for lots of pictures of people and their birkenstocks~i am thinking of sending in a picture myself...here is a little taster of what awaits you...

isnt that the greatest picture? those socks are just amazing!

well swampy and i both have a busy day today~the alarm i set will be going off in fifteen minutes and i need to decide what to wear with my lovely birkenstocks today~obsessed? me? well maybe!


AllyColl said...

can I ask...where did you order your Birkenstocks from?

laoi gaul~williams said...

Ally i ordered via amazon as i thought they would arrive before i went away but they came from Germany, a place called surf4shoes online-shop

Mel said...

OMG!!! You're right - I LOVE those socks!! And oh dear but now I have the urge to buy another pair of Birkenstocks...mine are the sandal ones and I have longed for a pair like the ones in the picture for ages.....*sigh*.....oh, I really shouldn't....

Glad you enjoyed your trip....I'm with you on the heat thing..bet you're glad to get back to the cool, crispness of autumn...


laoi gaul~williams said...

i knew you would love those socks! my 'lesbian shoes' as swampy now calls them are the same kind~the classic Boston in a lovely brown shade...i shall post some pictures soon.
i now want the sandal type too...ready for next summer!

Rowan said...

Glad you are safe back home and hope you have your land legs back again now.Hope the holiday was good.
I love the Birkenstocks and socks too - I've never had any but that may be going to change!
Pretty pagan is lovely, it will be interesting to see her transformation take place.

dubgirl said...

Hi, the socks are a great colour. Pretty Pagan is lovely, cant wait to see what you do inside and outside. Bet you cant wait to go camping in her x

Elizabeth Rhiannon said...

Welcome back! I forgot about your upcoming trip! Can't wait to see pics. I've never been on a cruise either. I forgot about Birkenstocks! I had a pair, of course, in Calif. they were the open-toe, flip flop stle, best for beach and heat! I had forgotten how comfortable they were! My new version of comfort are my Ugg boots. I can't wait for the weather to drop a degree or two so I can live in them for the next few months :) You know, I had read your older post the other day about ME and was surprised at how many of those symptoms I have, not too bad though. I also read that you had an ultra sound. Sorry, Oct. is a busy month for me :) It sounds very similar to what my 2 sisters and 2 of my friends had done. If it is the same, it was a very simple procedure. Either way, good luck, I hope your trip was fun and can't wait to see the pics :) Take care...ER
Oh, P.S. Can't wait to see what you do to your pretty pagan :) Although, lacking character, it looks very reliable, though!

Ruth said...

Hope you have fun in the new campervan - we've just sold our camper and bought a dear little caravan that we are calling Bagend, as we are both Hobbits. Very cosy.

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