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

~dont hang on any more!~

hello my lovlies!

well there are a few reasons why i have not blogged lately.

we went off to our annual VW event in the Malverns two weeks ago~we have a role in the build up of the show, and although we both struggled, and i spent more time resting in 'pretty pagan' than anything else i was so glad we went for it was the chance to meet up with old friends, some i had not seen for two years.

we had some heavy showers

some friends 'testing' the live music stage

live music outside for the first time

disaster wagons

our friend from Holland preparing for his journey back home

following two campers heading back to Germany

Luckily in trading 'character' for practicalities in buying a more modern,larger vehicle when i was resting i had lots of room~so i didnt feel cooped up.
i took my copy of 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' for its umpteenth reading, my assorted crochet projects and my laptop, so i was able to sit and watch a film or documentary if i wanted to.

we were home all of last week but even the little i did exhausted me and so i had no inclination to turn on my lap-top~in fact i cannot even remember much of last week.


at the weekend we attended the handfasting of two friends at a beautiful grove~

swampy wore a 1940's kilt

ushered into the grove by the wonderful sound of a hammered dulcimer

sorcha, crystal, kit, yours truly and sea-witch

the happiest of couples~sue and chris

a wonderful roof sletered our feasting

we had stories

and drumming

and more music...with chris on guitar

i rested up well the day before so i was able to enjoy their special day, but by 9pm i was more than ready to get home to my bed and hot water bottle.

this week will be a quiet week for me, i am still coming to terms with the fact i have a new, painful condition to deal with and as much as i dislike it, the tablets i am taking are helping a little, although i am not sure of the long term use.

~i shall try to visit you all over the coming days~


mel said...

sounds like a lovely series of events!

glad you're feeling a bit brighter.....be kind to yourself!

sending love..


Kath said...

How wonderful. A lovely post, I did enjoy reading about it all and seeing the photos.

Pixiedust said...

What a lovely time you've had, except for the poorly bits of course. Hope your feeling better soon. Love your new graphic at the top. Mark bought me a signed canvas from the same artist for my birthday, I believe she's called the grey lady,I will put a pic on my blog soon. xxx Pixie xxx

Moonroot said...

Wow, no wonder you're pooped! Looks like a couple of wonderful events though. What a gorgeous wedding!

Nellie said...

glad to see you back! :)
the handfasting sounds so beautiful!

Keep smiling lovely lady x

Rose said...

It does sound like much fun! All those vans.... and live music is always the best!

Sorry your health is still a problem. Sending positive thoughts to you...

Can I ask a question? *pauses nervously* Is your Swampy, THE Swampy? I have always wondered that, but never quite had the courage to ask...

Rhiannon said...

What a wonderful time it looks like you had (both)! Hope you're feeling better and sending you love and energy across the waters!

dubgirl said...

Good to hear from you, it looks like you had a wonderful time x

Kadeeae said...

Glad you were able to enjoy both events, so much merry making! =)

Hoping that your 'quiet week' yields some relief of the pain, or better yet some insight into a way to manage it that works best for you.


Leanne said...

welcome back laoi! still take it easy, dont go overdoing things.

happy autumn equinox to you both.

leanne x

al hayball said...

nice one x

Granny Sue said...

My goodness, what fun! Rest up and tell us more.

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