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 year in sentences~

Robyn at Villa Maria started this post and i shall carry it on here~

January~my boy is home~we were able to collect cody from the vets yesterday and it feels so good to have him here.

February~blessed imbolc~the great wheel turns again

March~too blogged down to blog!~i am becoming increasingly aware of my lack of blogging of late~i feel i have been so bogged down with everything right now.

April~things~'Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends.... Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts'~Henry David Thoreau~

May~posting a day late~we took a beltene stroll to the old clay pits this morning

June~belated spring clean~i have been looking around lately and seeing a distinct lack of color and joy around me~in me, my home, my blog...note i have added a new background...and my spirit.

July~a garden for the fae~i am so in love with our garden right now~from a neglected, smelly piece of land its increasingly become a place where it is easy to see the unseen fae that share this land with us.

August~belated blessings~in the catch up of my week i forgot~*lughnasa blessings to you all*

September~hold onto your hats!~i am still here folks honest!

October~october~october arrived in this ancient forest on the back of howling winds and heavy rain

November~a peaceful day~i had a peaceful day yesterday but struggled with a headache and neck ache which somewhat took the shine off the day.

December~ho-hum~seems the snow has created bother with my blog!

what does your year in sentences look like?

this post was hard for me to begin for the start of last year had us bring Cody home after his operation and we were looking forward to him getting well.

of course that didn't happen and the day draws ever closer to the anniversary of the day he went from us~so the tears, even now are close to the surface as we still miss him so much.

of course we have had little (not so little now!) Flynt to bring up and have fun with and now there is talk of maybe...maybe...finding him a little brother or sister.

new year here in the forest was uneventful for my new year is marked at samhuinn~so i was in bed and fast asleep when someone whose back garden faces our bedroom window let off fireworks, waking me up.

today had a slow start with a walk in the forest~a new route today where i saw lots of trees marked for felling as well as quite a few already felled.

this prompted me to fire off an e-mail to the forestry commission for i am somewhat concerned with the lack of planting native saplings to replace the ones felled.
in some areas there are large, treeless spaces where moss has grown over stumps between the remaining trees~call me suspicious but why has no saplings been planted to maintain the woodland?


Jopan said...

nice post, it does seem suspicius about the trees, they'll do anything to cut costs when no one is looking i suppose. But at least they know that someone is looking now, yes?

Kath said...

Dear Laoi, I hope 2011 brings all good things to you.

miss*R said...

lovely, lovely!!
what a year you have had..
[and I love the new header - just divine!!]

your 1.1.11 sounds perfect to me - a slow walk in the perfect. could not get any better than that :)

Chatters said...

Hi laoi gaul~williams

I enjoyed your post very much. Also a lovely way to look over the year. Your post also brought tears to my eyes.

Hope your new year is prosperous and happy

Tina said...

Happy new year to you! Reading about Cody brought tears to my eyes, too, remembering having had that same feeling in summer 2009 coming home from the vets every day and having hoped now Josy would be better... Which didn't happen.
Great that you are considering a playmate for Flynt! Life is even better with more than one dog! Go for it.
Love your new header, too!

Granny Sue said...

It is hard to look back sometimes, laoi, especially when there are painful memories. I cannot even attempt a year of sentences from my blog. Right now, I find it best to try to look ahead.

I remember your writings about Cody. He was a special dog.

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