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

~welcome home Flynt~

well what a day we had yesterday!

we left at 6.50am and set off up the country to northampton where three of us were meeting up to finally collect our pups.

the whole thing has been a logistical nightmare for the owners Enid and Geoff on the Isle of Skye and James, a member of the springer forum we belong to, who kindly pitched in to help bring them from close to the Scottish Boarders, looked after them for a night and then brought them down to our meeting place.

there were two puppies going to regular homes and two going to be trained to be cancer detection and hypo alert dogs~very worthy jobs.

of course we had to stop, chat and take lots of photos and then when it became too cold all went our separate ways~so finally the litter born on such a sad day for us were all starting their own lives and we were bring home a new little life.

little flynt slept all the way home and at first was a bit unsure of coming out of his crate

but within half and hour he was out exploring and following us around

but soon all the excitement was too much for such a small pup...

over night we were getting up every couple of hours to take him into the garden and each time he cried for a little while when we put him back in his crate but on the whole he was fine.

so far this morning he has had some food, played, explored the garden and slept and we are getting things that need doing during his nap times!


Paula said...

Flynt has his first virtual follower in me. He is adorable.

twiggypeasticks said...

oooo he's so cute !!! enjoy each other.
Twiggy x
PS What a lovely name.

spirit said...

Ooooooh what a sweetie and I love
the name you've chose for him xx

Pixiedust said...

What a little sweet heart. He's so handsome, I bet your both so excited to have your new bundle of fluff home. I hope he settles in well, he already looks like he's making himself at home. xxx pixie xxx

dubgirl said...

He is gorgeous, bet you are shattered!

Tina said...

Tired puppy is a good puppy! He is definitely cute - he is! And I like the name, it is so hard to find a good, fitting one, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

I know I've already gushed over him on Facebook, but I have to do it here too....he's so beautiful!

Laura B. said...

How adorable!!!!

Leanne said...


i am very happy for both of you, and he has a lovely new home, lucky pup.


miss*R said...

he is just the most precious, precious little thing. I want to squeeze him hard !

Talie said...

That is one sweet puppy!

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