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

~spectacles & woods~

these days we walk mostly around the area known as the ornamental drive which is about ten minutes from our little home.
if you remember a previous post this was where the herd of deer crossed our path.

this is now a favorite walk of ours-always in the hope of seeing more deer.

Rhinefield House-this is as close as we can get from the narrow road, but via google earth you can see the ornate gardens laid out and see how isolated it is.

if you look closely at the next four photos you can see our wishes were fulfilled today...

this little roe deer (and i am pleased to say a native deer species)suddenly popped its head up from where it must have been laying in the bracken. it was only about 5-6 meters from us, across a ditch and for some minutes we just stood in silence as it looked from us to flynt-who was totally unaware he was being watched and was busy looking for a fresh twig or pine cone.

can you see the little speck me at the bottom of the tree?


i hope you all had a wonderful festive Yule?

it was quiet here, with two days being busy and devoted to family gathering.
the rest of the time it has just been swampy, flynt and myself-walking, reading and model making (swampy not me!)
i received a fine collection of reading material which i shall be posting about later.

yesterday i had to take my new glasses back to the optician-i really cannot get used to bi focals and was getting neck ache and eye strain! the optician has been able to sort me put a lens that i can use for both lap-top and close work without the need for bi focals and agreed that i can manage without the long distance lens for a while yet.

i shall now stop here and stop by and visit you!


miss*R said...

what a glorious place! I hope oneday that I get to walk there *sigh* - it is in the wind but when? maybe 2012

I am feeling much better.. my energies are back in place.. still a little soul lost.. but that is ok at this time of year.. many memories for me.

raising my glass to our continued friendship in 2011 - bless and love to you and Swampy xoxo

Steph said...

Those redwoods are so stately. We used to ride a track round the back of Reinfield House, you should get onto it off the Ornamental Drive, and out onto the plains to wonderful views. A bit of a walk if you aren't depending on 4 legs to carry you though ! I hope 2011 starts gently for you, Lee, and that the deer gather just where you want them !

JuliaB said...

Oooh! I LOVE Rhinefield House.. it is the castle where Beauty and the Beast live - well that's what it reminds me of when you drive up that drive at night and it's all lit up .. and the trees and 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