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

~mists of lethargy~

i have been so lethargic lately~mentally lethargic~laying in my virtual hammock and whiling away the hours

i sit down everyday with my books and papers in front of me and what gets done?
a big fat nothing
not a bean

i think its an accumulation of feeling unwell, swmapy is unwell with a really bad back, waiting for squishy to arrive and i think a developing spring fever...

we have had cold, frosty nights and the days have given us wonderful sunshine, although still cold.
all kinds of flowers are pushing their way up through the earth and the trees are coming into bud.
driving out of the village two days ago we came across a herd of about 15 donkeys, obviously just been let out onto the forest after our particularly hard winter. i know it has been so bad that many people took their animals off the forest and so seeing the donkeys is a sure sign the worst is over and spring is springing.

i have struggled this winter

i have always been a winter girl, loving the cold and wild weather.
as a pale red head hot summers have always been difficult, i don't function well in the heat.

but now i think my personal wheel has turned and i now find myself craving some sunshine and heat~i am looking forwards to a lovely warm summer with endless blue skies and days spent out of doors.

my wanderlust is raising its head too with the coming of spring and the fact that the interior in our camper being finished is on the horizon.

it means getting away and sitting under the stars at some peaceful destination and we are hoping that this year we will be able to get away more than we have been.
the last two years our old camper had become so unreliable and so costly to run we missed a lot of opportunities to get away. now we have a reliable, very economical camper with a lot more room and as we are building the interior ourselves the layout is perfect.
and of course we will have squishy to introduce to the joys of camping~Cody slipped into camping mode really well and always enjoyed the freedom of being able to be outside all of the time and we hope squishy will be the same.

well now i have bird song (not traffic noise here just bird song~how perfect is that?!) and a mild breeze coming through the open window near me so its time to go get a breath of fresh air

~where ever you are have a good day~


Jackie said...

Oh me too!

I've always been a Winter baby-love the snow, love the rain, hate the heat and too much sun, but Oh, this Winter has been too much.

And it has definitely had a bearing on my well being.

I try to hurry Spring on by buying flowering bulbs for the house. The more Daffs I can squeeze in the better, just for the bright sunny yellow.

It will come soon. Won't it?

Can't wait to meet your new addition to the family.


miss*R said...

me too. I have always, always loved winter and the cold.. but the past few years I have yearned for the warmth... but when it comes in awful weeks and weeks of intense heat and humidity.. I begin to crave the cold again.. like my own personnal inner wheel :)

your summer time is coming and you will begin to warm up and will even find that the grief for Cody will lessen with the warmth xoxo

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