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

~thanks for the shot NASA~

satellite image of snow over the UK-NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response

this is a current image of the uk from nasa~and many places are as cold as the south pole.

if you run a finger up from the G in GSFC i live just inland from when you hit land and to the right you will see a huge swirl of cloud coming in, a cloud full of snow that will bring snow to the whole of england and wales, at first a flurries today and tomorrow then persistant and heavy by sunday...at least that is what they are saying and this prediction has not changed in over 24 hours. in fact it is belived this weather will be with us for at least ten days more...
reports are saying that councils are having to be sparing with the salt/grit they spread on the major roads as supplies are tunning low and there is an element of panic buying in the shops.

the last major snow here in this ancient forest was a good thrity years ago, maybe more, when to get into the village my mum had to sit my little sister on the sledge my dad had built because the snow was too deep for her to walk and there was no traffic coming in or going out of the village.

every year many people here wish for a white christmas at the very least and we are not a country geared up for this kind of weather-we do not keep snow chains in our cars or snow shovels in our sheds and so you can imagine the chaos this is causing.

today we were supposed to wake to cold, blue skies~in fact as it has become lighter and lighter the sky is in fact a blanket of pale grey, the kind of pale grey that holds snow~so today we are bringing our snowboard bags down from the attic and taking out our snowboard boots for any walks in the village.

*~stay safe and warm wherever you are~*

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cool photo!
And awesome story of your mom using a sled your dad built to sit your little sister on.

The weather patterns have been crazy!!

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