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

~dear prudence~

this is one of the cushion's we bought last week~finally we have cushions~one day we will finish our home.
its so nice to be able to lay on the sofa and have something nice and soft to rest my head on.

alongside the cushion is my 'prudence' a smallish blanket that i find useful now i have been suffering my hot flushes
(no moontime since july and hot flushes...hmmmm)
i wear layers, a vest top covered by a lose short sleeve linen top with the top layer being Prudence who i can fling off when the hot flush becomes unbearable and gather back around my shoulders when the post-flush chill hits.

'prudence' comes from Brian Sewell's 'Grand Tour' and he has said of them~

'I commend the Flannel Prudence, the half-acre of cream flannel bound with silk that young men on the Grand Tour in the 18th century threw about their shoulders when the temperature dropped'

...or to put it another way~it is prudent to cover up when the chill hits.


my sister brought some goodies from her trip to the isle of wight last week

i have to say the ginger beer in the very heavy stoneware bottle was the best ginger beer i have ever tasted~very hot and of course the bottle now makes up part of my kitchen decoration.
the mushroom mug is chessell ware from the island~i used to get a piece of boscastle pottery from her yearly but now she has changed destination i have to find other ways and means of adding to my boscastle collection.


i also bought myself a coat~not a new one but recycled from someone else.

its one from gudrun sjoden a swedish designer whose company makes the most beautiful, if somewhat eccentric, clothing~so of course i adore it.

'i like colourful clothes with individuality that tells people something about your lifestyle.
my aim is to spread happiness and make the everyday a little more beautiful'


Rhiannon said...

Wow, now THAT is a fabulous coat. I love the goodies that your sister brought you...what a lovely gift. Hope you're well and are enjoying a most wonderful Samhain. Blessings,
(2 blogs now! Just trying to make my life harder, I suppose :)

laoi gaul~williams /I\ said...

thank you~and samhuinn blessings in return :)

Kath said...

"one day we will finish our home" this made me smile straight off, we are in the same boat there my friend!
I like your coat very much, Like you I look for unusual clothes and often alter and embellish them to make them stand out from the crowd.
Thankyou for your comment over on my Blog, these cuddly dogs are no good for our lady-flushes (or power-surges as my Husband calls them)LOL

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