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

~a few quiet days~

its been a quiet few days here in the forest~for me only a few walks with swampy and flynt.
my m.e/fibro has been so that i have had to take things much slower and preserve my 'spoons'

these lovely spoons are from steve tomlin who carves the most wonderful, simple items~look at his butter knife, eating bowl and side plate.


writing this my hands, wrist and elbows are hurting so this will be a short post.

i hope tomorrow to get out with my camera~suddenly the leaves are all changing and the mass of different colours and shades are amazing. i cannot remember the last time it all looked so breathtaking


do you know how many days i have tried to get this post out?

today is day three

yesterday i was good for nothing and ended up in bed by 1pm~the most comfortable place for my aches and pains and perfect if i fell asleep~which i did for a short time.

i was up and about by 8am but as the hours ticked by i felt worse with every tick~even a warming drink of grated ginger and honey couldn't do its work.

we have a small tv/dvd combination in the bedroom for days when i am this bad so i took some painkillers, made myself comfortable and watched quite a few episodes of the first series of Larkrise to Candleford

i thoroughly enjoyed myself, even more when, after a nap~meaning a bit of re-winding of the dvd~my headache and neck ache had gone, and so i watched a few more episodes.

i love anything which takes me back in time~Cranford is another wonderful series i love.

...well my hands are hurting so i will post this today...


Kath said...

Sorry to hear you have not been feeling your best. I am looking forward to seeing your autumnal photos from the Forest, it must be a magical place, this time of year.

miss*R said...

sending love xoxo - so glad to read that you are nurturing yourself xo

Laura said...

i'm sorry you haven't been feeling well the past few days. i hope it will pass and you'll be feeling better soon. i'm going to have to look into candleford and cranford. they look quite interesting. :)
blessings to you, my sweet

Kadeeae said...

Absolutely agree with being 'taken back in time' . . . . sooo much junk on offer it's so good to find a really lovely show/movie!

Moonroot said...

Hope you're feeling better!

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