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 a run of wonderful, sunny, warm days here in this ancient forest.

oddly the photos i took of our travels have mysteriously vanished between transfer from camera to my laptop~so you must take my word for it~it has been glorious!

we have been putting our energies into finally finishing the garden~as with everything, it has taken time as money we could have spent on the garden was going into 'pretty pagan' or other things.

the arrival of the nice weather made me take a long hard look at our half finished patio and the pile of items needed to be taken to the tip (they are now called 're-cycling centres, i still call it the 'tip')and decided enough was enough, it had to get finished so we could actually enjoy the garden and do more with it.

so pretty pagan was lined with a large tarpulin and everything loaded up and off it went...then off to buy some slabs~lucky for us they had a sale on so we saved some money to spend on plants instead!

so the last few days have been creative~we didnt need to spend a lot on plants for we have a lot that just spring up every year around the side and front of the house and many of them can be divided. so we moved some yellow loosestrife, assorted geraniums and feverfew into the back...

***the lovely miss.r asked about the nests~we have two, one given us by my mum when we moved in and the t'other from the welsh wizard.
when cleaning the one that was nested in last year by blue tits we discovered two unhatched eggs and one dead baby, checking the welsh wizards we discovered a nest being built, we think, by blue tits or great tits, i shall keep you posted!


miss*R said...

what is that a nest of?

I love feverfew!
swap some plants with your neighbours to increase the variety! or take cuttings on your walks.. the garden is looking fantastic xo

Tina said...

Sounds like a good effort for a wonderful result. I love having the patio ready to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather.

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