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

~garden life~

some spring color on my alter

things are pushing their way up through the earth here quickly, despite the seemingly endless rain and still chill air...in our back garden we have...

we put these in last year and cannot for the life of us remember what they are~possible triple headed daffodills.

woad~this travelled with us from dorset where it lived in a large pot and since moving here it has been moved twice, but still it flourishes

the banksia rose~its first spot in the garden didnt agree with it so it was moved, only a few meters, but it has worked wonders

honeysuckle, growing like a weed and looking wonderful

forsythia adding some much needed color


the front garden is looking much better, here is the arch we have put around our front door where we are growing two different types of clematis

blooms on the clematis armandi smell glorious

the two hanging baskets are full of ivy and hearts ease

a tiny purple anemone near the front door

the side of the bungalow looks cheery with a long drift of daffodills


al hayball said...

yellow's the theme this time of year here too. Lots of Bruce around my garden as well. looking good.

miss*R said...

I love your trellis that the honeysuckle is growing on.. when we bought Inglewood, there was honeysuckle growing on an old wire fence but new neighbours moved in about 4yrs ago, took the old fence down and dug the honeysuckle out :(

loving all your garden photos!

Anonymous said...

Looks beautiful!

laoi gaul~williams said...

robyn, we made the trellis with hazel bean poles~a local garden centre sells the hazel poles every year and we thought it would look a bit more rustic to make our own :)

Cally's Cottage said...

Lovely photographs- Spring really is such a magickal time..
Have a happy weekend.
Cally x

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