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

~of a gathering, heat & beautiful people~

we set off for avebury on thursday on a very hot day indeed, although luckily we only live fifty miles from the campsite so did not face a long drive.

our journey took us across salisbury plain and it was baking hot and we drove by stonehenge, which was heaving with people...i last visited stonehenge many years ago~in fact i was eighteen, long before the fences were put around the stones.

looking through the fence as we passed and seeing how far people are kept from the stones and how many people there were all around its hard to imagine feeling any of the energies of the stones~

on we drove until the campsite surprised us down a small road~parked up we had a lovely view

and a lovely sunset

friday was so very hot and was a day for sitting in the shade with a book and watching the buzzards drifting above us and the robin family busy flitting in and out of the hedgerow of hawthorn that surrounded the site

and of course it was a time for our friends from across the country to drift in ready for the day out at avebury the next day.

the lovely roses trying to contact a friend~this is the lady who has created the wonderful jewellery that swampy has had made for me over the past year

a really unusual weather vane which swampy is going to try to replicate for our own garden

sujee, seawitch bythesea and chrissie

kit who originally brought us all together through her Stonewylde books kindly hired the little village hall for the day~originally in the event that it was cold and wet.
as it was it proved a welcome respite from the heat where people would drift in and out throughout the day to shelter from the sun

sujee and bilbo

as we all heading back to a canal side pub for the evening to eat the moon was riding high above the stones.


it was a truly magical day and one that i think we all never wanted to end~from a random group of people from all walks of life and all with differing spiritual paths who came together through kits amazing books over the last few years we have grown into a very special family~a little tribe of wonderful, beautiful people


dubgirl said...

I have never been to Avebury, it looks beautiful, what a lovely way to spend a weekend x

Cally's Cottage said...

Looks like a magickal weekend...I Love Kit's books...
Warm Wishes,
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