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

~too hot!~

phew its hot here~very hot

for those of you not sure where the new forest is i have put a little yellow pointer on the map~we are way down south here in england and this is an up to date satellite image from the met office.

here is a better picture~

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the green and brown area is the forest and heathland that surrounds me, the river just seen at the top is the river itchen and the sea to the south is the solent and the little chunk of land down in the corner is the isle of wight

the heathland is very dry right now and at risk from fire and yesterday there was little sign of any horses or cows~the horses we did see were congregating in clusters in the shade of tree's the cows must have moved further into the forest for we saw none.

after a dull start yesterday the cloud cleared to leave us with a blisteringly hot day~i couldn't even sit in our garden in comfort because we have full sun all day, except for a thin sliver of shade along our south facing fence.
so it was not until about 3pm could i take my copy of 'New Moon' into the garden.

today we have some cloud drifting over but it is no cooler, although it might mean i can sit in the garden with my book without burning.


and now a big thank you to all your lovely comments on my self-portrait post, you are all so kind and make a girl feel good!
i am now waiting to see who else will post!

~hope you are all having a good day wherever you are~


Cally's Cottage said...

I LOVE the magickal graphics picture- beautiful....and what a lovely photograph of Cody too...
Hope that the weekend is a bit cooler for the garden!
Warm Wishes,
Cally x x x

Kath said...

I have fond memories of the New Forest, I had my first romantic holiday there with a MAN LOL we camped in a tent, near Burley. I loved the witchy, crystal shops, then of course I discovered Glastonbury :D

miss*R said...

I didn't realize that is where New Forest is.. I kind of imagined it to be north.. so if you go west you would get to Devon & Cornwall? [sorry, not familiar with the country :) ]

laoi gaul~williams /I\ said...

kath we live four miles from Burley and go there a lot for supplies or when i need a fix of somewhere that feels special :)

robyn if we want to get to devon or cornwall we just travel a few miles north to get on the main road that takes us all the way there to Devon in two hours~although not a motorway it is the only main road that heads that far west~so an easy journey really!

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