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


it started to snow here in the new forest~yesterday,in the early hours while i lay wakeful.

i got up once to look out of the window and the garden was a layer of ice~rushing back into bed, pulling the old blanket we have as an extra layer up around my ears. an hour later, still awake i could feel a change in the darkness and getting up again i saw a layer of snow now covered the garden.
it lasted about three hours and once again we walked flynt down to the common.

this was the last snow fall~but it looks the same now!

the sky then cleared and by later afternoon the snow was slightly frosted over, our feet crunching through the snow as we went back to the common.

the night saw a sky full of bright stars.

i woke to a grey sky and an hour ago it started to snow again~at first small hard grains that bounced off of flynt as his bimbled around in the garden. now its proper, soft flakes swirling down~we were due to snow flurries today and more consistent snow for tomorrow.

we are constantly topping up our bird feeders and making sure we put food on the floor for those who cannot perch on the feeders.
two days ago i bought two coconuts and swampy halved them for me while i made up a good mix of lard, crushed peanuts, sunflower hearts and seed mix with added mealworms.
this was squished into the coconut halves which are now hanging around our garden and i was happy today to see a tiny, scruffy coal tit perched on one and enjoying a good feed.


today i have done some 'housework' on my laptop and now its time to have some food.
i have been fending off yet another head/ear ache since the early hours and it just wont shift so a quiet afternoon is on the horizon for me.

~hope you are all staying warm~

1 comment:

Kath said...

Don't the dogs love this snow? My 2 get loads of icy bobbles developing on their hairy legs and my old dog treid to tease them off with her teeth. Flynt dosent look like he minds it at all.

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