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

~yule gift~

our good friend al visited today, a freezing cold winters day here in the new forest, with the most wonderful gift~which of course we had to display immediately and in the most prominant place in our room...

~the most perfect green man~

isnt it wonderful?! if you click on the first picture see if you can see another little face peeking out from the leaves~can you see it?

the photo above it of the stag is the work of our friend layton who is an amazing photographer and who has permission to 'stalk' the local new forest deer herds for his photographs~unfortuantely he does not have a website, but take it from me his work is amazing.

it is made by a very talented man and friend of al's on the craft circuit, simon coupland~
i have seen many things on his website that would also be perfect for our home!


going off on a different tangent, i thought you would like to see a photo i took of my festive hair earlier today while the light was better~

i love it so much!


Rowan said...

Your Green Man is really beautiful, what a wonderful gift. Love the colour of your hair too just right for this time of the year.

Ambermoggie, a fragrant soul said...

perfect colour for solstice I love it:)
The green man is very beautiful

twiggypeasticks said...

ooo he's lovely, your hair looks fab!
twiggy x

JuliaB said...

Lovely green man, one of the best I have ever seen! And your hair is great! x

Tina said...

Green Man, red hair, both great!

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