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

~birth of a camper~

yesterday was glorious, more than glorious

the sun shone all day...yes, all day and despite getting my books out and writing a few words in my notebook i ended up spending the day watching swampy work on the ongoing conversion of our new 'house on wheels'~i even helped out, varnishing the wooden bulkhead while listening to 'pagan folk at the fairy ball'~ he had put it in to replace the horrid original metal wall that separated the drivers space from the back.

our old camper was like a little french cottage, appropriate for an old french van.

this time given it is so much longer,13 foot 6 inches from bulkhead to back door...huge...i am thinking narrowboat/houseboat.

i love houseboats, my granddad lived in one on the Thames and my dad also bought one for us to live in when we were young, but my mum refused and so it never happened.
so my dream of a houseboat is now being put into 'pretty pagan'

ohh and standing there with the warm sun on me felt so good~my spirit was high!

so this has been our on-going project for the last four months...

a dirty,empty shell~smelling faintly of damp vegetables...see the horrid bulkhead?

our friend sean helping with laying the floor and putting in wiring...no bulkhead!

hole in the roof~actually two; its such a big van we decided that two roof vents would allow for plenty of light and air on hot days camping

battening in the roof ready for insulating and lining

the bench seats with a table to go in-between~which will easily convert to a bed

its a big project and taking us much longer than we thought to complete but with me finally getting to varnish something it feels as if we are slowly getting there~we can now look at her (yes its a her!) and say 'yes, its finally coming together' it now feels as if the end has slowly hove into view and in a couple of months we shall be ready for camping...


Tipper said...

Looks like it's coming right along! Glad you're having good weather to work on it in.

Rowan said...

You've made a huge difference to it already, I'm really looking forward to seeing it finished, it will be a lovely little home on wheels by the time you've finished it.g

miss*R said...

such adventures await you! will be fun to read all about them :)

al hayball said...

LOOKING GOOD!..getting there!
(new pics of Tilly:

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