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

~at it again!~

changing my blog background that is!

the last one was too light~too fluffy for me, but i didn't want to go too dark~this is the perfect one.

i am not by nature a light, fluffy kind of soul.

don't get me wrong i enjoy fun and laughing, but there is the more shadowy, solitary, introspective me that lives side by side with the light.


unfortunately keiths meeting didn't go as well as hoped for and so its back to the drawing board, this time we have the help of a very good local group who can support keith.

and my migraine is still lingering~not as bad as it has been but its there, like a whisper in my head, always threatening to come back.


i am having problems adjusting to my new found freedom~something i did not think would be possible, but it is!
every now and then the thought that i should be reading a scholarly book, making notes or planning an essay creeps into my mind and i still get that odd feeling~a kind of heart clenching feeling that i have forgot to do something important~then i remember that no, i have nothing of consequence to do, no deadlines to meet, no exams on the horizon.
last year the end of one course and the beginning of the other overlapped so i had no break.

today i have a a few films selected on the tv to watch 'rooster cogburn'~i adore katherine hepburn and 'my big fat greek wedding' plus a mini film about a city dweller who goes to man an isolated lighthouse.

however the day is proving to be nice and sunny and so i expect i will record them and watch them at night. especially as i had planned on checking the camper to make sure everything we need is in there for our trip away next week.
although we are only going five miles from home once we are there its a pain to pack things away just to go out to replace anything we have left behind.

my mum is popping round with our weekly egg delivery today~they come from one of the local lad's who i grew up with and they are the most gorgeous eggs~all diffent sizes and colors, coming to us covered in dirt and the odd feather or piece of straw~and you should taste them! this batch i shall be packing carefully and storing in 'pretty pagan' to make omelettes while we are away.


this thing about cooking in a camper is that it has to be simple~some proper motorhomes come with a full size cooker with four gas rings, grill and even an oven. pretty pagan has a simple two ring burner and grill so i always try to keep it simple, using only one or two pots and/or the grill. so if any of you have ideas for quick, simple one pot wonders i would love to hear from you!

~a sneeky peek~

here is pretty pagan being made ready for the night on our recent trip to avebury~the bench seats and table at the back converts to a large bed~room enough for two people and a puppy.


dubgirl said...

I like the new background, its darker but still soft, sorry to hear about Keith, still sending good vibes, think of all the things you can do that you might of put on hold whilst you were studying. Pretty pagan looks very cosy, take care x

Anonymous said...

Have run into the same 'fluffiness' while designing my new blog and have opted for a darker "theme". I am not a sugary, fluffy sort of person either, LOL.

Had to comment on your love of Katharine Hepburn, one of my favs =) Love African Queen w/ her and Bogart, can't count how many times I've watched it.

Kath said...

I'm not sure whether you eat meat, but if you do, heres a recipe which I use in our caravan.
In a large pot place 4 chicken drumsticks, chorizo sausage if liked, a couple of handfulls of brown rice,sliced red pepper, fried onions, black olives, garlic, stock with white wine added,bayleaf and mixed herbs seasonings. Simmer til the rice has absorbed the liquid and the chicken is cooked- yummee!
Enjoy your trip. Bright blessings.

Leanne said...

I am sorry to hear of Keiths illness and hope you both are coping ok, and that he gets all the help he needs x

enjoy your solstice celebrations, i too will be seeing the dawn come- i am meeting a friend and we will stay up together in her lovely garden.It looks over beautiful dorset countryside- a lovely view to welcvome the longest day into!

Leanne x

miss*R said...

I will think about one pot meals for you.

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