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

~belated spring clean~

i have been looking around lately and seeing a distinct lack of color and joy around me~in me, my home, my blog...note i have added a new background...and my spirit.

our trip to Avebury seemed to wake something deep inside me, making me need some color and change in my life.

following the very hot weekend spent at Avebury and seeing our little pixie friend sujee in a wonderful long skirt complete with black boots i started to think wistfully of my days spent living in long, cool, swishy skirts~warmed up for winter with funky tights.

there was a serendipitous moment after i had read mel's post on 'hems'

well only a day or two later there was a knock at our door and opening it i found a bag hanging on the door~our lovely neighbour had left a dress she no longer wore wanting a good home~its beautiful~its colorful paisley and its long~and it looked great with my green boots, vintage waistcoat and a long scarf...

had a bit of a fight with the breeze to get this shot!

well this has set me off re-evaluating my wardrobe and i have even bought a long indian wraparound skirt in a lovely burnt orange which i hope will arrive today...if it turns into one of those 'i never want to take it off' items i will be buying a second in shades of blue!

then on the same day i wore this outfit the wonderful soul that is miss.r 'facebooked' about her outfit~long skirt and DM boots...

are there any more of you lovely souls out there finding love in long skirts and boots?

we went into burley the other day and i bought myself a new bag~i have a thing about bags i have to admit but when i saw this one last week it played on my mind, almost calling me back to buy it~its roomy enough for all the things i tend to carry around, including a book or my moleskine if i think i am going to be hanging around, soft corduroy with embroidered areas and 'hippie'~there is no other word for it and i adore it...

hippie bag and birkenstocks!


my heart has been feeling lighter too. for a few days last week i was horrid~it was my moontime so i was feeling somewhat evil anyway, but it took my swampy to tell me what an utterly grumpy old bag i was.
oh those hormones, my moontime has passed and with it the veil of the hag i had become~i need to pay a visit to sweet joe pye i think and get me some herbs!


~the sun has been shining for a few days now and this has helped raise my mood and i feel like a bubbling stream right now~i spent time in the garden yesterday and just soaked up the earths energies spiralling up~


Pixiedust said...

Your new dress and boots look great. I could do with a bit of a colour makeover myself. xxx

miss*R said...

we are twinnies for sure!!!! I love you, i love this post, I love long paisley skirts and boots whether they are Docs or green boots.. I love bohemian.. love, love it all!

so glad you are feeling brighter and a change on blogs is always good.. I am a menopausal hag/bag.. but the herbs are working!
love the bag :)

Rowan said...

Your new burnt orange wraparound sounds gorgeous and the blue equally good, Indian fabrics have such lovely vibrant colours in them. Glad you are feeling brighter - the sun does make a huge difference doesn't it?

mxtodis123 said...

Oh my...do I ever love long skirts. I live here in New York City amongst the mini lovers...but you'll never catch me in anything above the kneww.

Crystalrainbow said...

So glad your feeling brighter now and a splash of colour always works for me too :) loving the skirt and boots oh i would love to dress in hippy clothes day and night but hubby would never leave home with me lol although i do pull out the patchwork trousers on special occassions :) x x

Mel said...

OH....skirtish, bootish, baggish JOY!!!

I am SO coveting your entire outfit...lol!!

Those are all my fave things (as you know) and yes..there's something about a bright, swishy skirt that truly lifts the spirit...


Moonroot said...

Long skirts and boots is my uniform - well, long skirts and sandals if it's hot.

Love that bag too! Think you have another twin soul right here.

Leanne said...

long skirts here too- always!
I only own one pair of trousers- my work uniform. When I am not at work i live in long skirts, sometimes barefoot, sometimes boots, sometimes a hippy sandal.

Leanne 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