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

~Sgurr an Doire Leathain~

'peak of the broad oak grove'

what about this little squishy, cutie then?

this is Sgurr an Doire Leathain and in a few weeks he shall be coming the 652 miles down from the Isle of Skye to live with us here in the new forest.

we were offered a pup from this litter two weeks after we lost cody but at the time said no to the very kind offer.

we finally decided to put ourselves forward to be placed on the breeders waiting list for her next litter, but instead we were given an offer we couldn't possibly refuse.

but we think we were meant to have him

he was born the day we lost cody and his litter-sister died within two hours, so we like to think cody is now busy looking after her


his kennel club name is taken from one of the 'monros', mountains in Scotland over 3000 feet high and all his litter mates are named after a mountain.
of course we shall not be using that name and so i have been busy thinking of a suitable house name for him, but keeping with the Gaelic theme.

so now we are busy considering everything that will need to be 'puppy-proofed', carefully considering plants for the garden that are not highly toxic to dogs and of course the excitement of buying new collar and lead.
its also very special because our good friend Al will be picking up his new pup in three weeks time~his pup can be seen here ~funnily his lovely old dog was named jodie, the name of our pups mum.


Pixiedust said...

Oh I'm so thrilled for you, he's a little sweetheart, I bet your both so excited to be getting this little chap. Good luck with the puppy proofing. xxx Pixie xxx

Rowan said...

He is absolutely gorgeous! I have puppy envy........

twiggypeasticks said...

Oooo that is so lovely for you, he's a total poppet. Can't wait to see your photos and here your tales about him.
Twiggy x

dubgirl said...

He is beautiful, cant wait to hear all the puppy stories, life wont be dull! x

miss*R said...

He is truly just so, so cute. I could kiss him!

Leanne said...

i am so certain i had left a comment here already- how odd! he really is a sweetie lee, bet you cant wait now!

leanne x

al hayball said...

Its weird...were all connected in so many different ways and everything happens for a reason. Even scientist now have proven that there is a pattern in everything that appears chaotic in nature. Alxx

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