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


we have had no rain and almost constant sunshine for over a week here in our ancient forest.

its wonderful!

i have spent a little time putting in some bulbs and making tidy the clematis that grows over the arch at our front door, cutting back a lot of dead plants and yesterday swampy cleared the piles of oak leaves from the flower beds.
it looks much better.


we are feeling a little deflated today~we were supposed to be going to collect our little squishy today and because of a broken down vehicle the logistics of getting pups from the Isle of Skye has defeated us all and so we are now counting the 'sleeps' until next thursday~seven more sleeps!

in a way its been helpful...

it meant cancelling our dentist appointment made for next wednesday and we managed to get in for our check-up today, that's the dentist sorted for another six months.

also the soft crate we bought last wednesday still has not arrived despite the money going out of my account the same day and the food i ordered last friday has not arrived~so if neither had arrived by the end of today we could have no food and no nice little hidey-bed for squishy

and its my moontime and true to form i am feeling unwell~sick, crampy and grumpy.

so maybe it was meant to happen this way.

the good thing is we have seen some new video of squishy and his brothers and sisters playing in the snow~so cute!


Elizabeth Rhiannon said...

Funny, I'm feeling a little deflated today too. Moontime approaching, any day now, any day. I envy the fact that you have a garden to work in, it always puts me in a better mood and I miss it. Well, here's to hopin' things look brighter tomorrow :) Stay well...

miss*R said...

everything happens in Divine Time... don't I know it... seems you & I are both impatient types and I do believe things that happen like this are helping us learn the lesson of patience.. *sigh* I hate waiting for things.

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