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

~such a sky~

today is just


i was up at about 7am and opened the door to a very hard frost and the little yellow tete a tete's looked rather limp and sad.
however a couple of hours later when the sun had cleared the massive cedar that grows behind us the tete a tetes perked up and spring warmth flooded the house and garden.
its a day to leave the back door open and have the windows open~such a perfect day.

swampy is in the garden giving the earth in the beds a little turn and taking out some weeds~i was pleased to hear monty don ... i love monty don so much~such a love of the land and a gentle manner *sigh*...in fact lets have a picture...

 as i was saying, in an old episode of gardeners world on allotments he said that gardening is good exercise.

after his physiotherapist told swampy there was nothing to do but 'work through the pain' i guess he might as well have pain doing something he loves~and he adores his garden.

yesterday i spent the evening on my own shawl...drinking chai...

tea for one?

it is growing fast.

this morning i spent a couple of hours on my sisters one.
as i mentioned before its acrylic~eeep!~and i really cannot wait to get it finished.
you know that squeaky chalk on a chalk board things that sets teeth on edge?
that's me with acrylic.

once its done i am going to make her a really good one~probably with the alpaca cotton...yes i admit it i am addicted to it.
i find myself wondering if i should buy lots and keep in store...my little stash of alpaca cotton to ponder and dream over.

i have been planning my poncho project and this of course means pouring over all the yarn over at Rowan

so much gorgeousness to choose from but i am one of those people who need to handle it before i buy it (and don't forget that quick sneaky sniff if no-one is looking!)


well all that talk of crochet is making me hanker after my hook so think i will drag a deckchair out of the camper and sit and watch swampy before i settle down for rugby~today is super saturday, the last day of the six nations and there are three matches, pretty much back to back (i can get a lot of crochet done in that time!) i shall of course be honouring my irish and welsh heritage (this makes swampy very miffed indeed~in fact he has called me a turncoat for not supporting the english~this made me very cross.despite being born in england to parents who were born in england i feel more irish/welsh in my soul and i see nothing wrong with that) and cheering their teams on.

~i hope you all have days like today~blue sky and sunshine!~


Kadeeae said...

Lovely here too . . . and am currently rooting England on. LOL

Enjoy :)

miss*R said...

gardening is good exercise! and good for the soul as well.. connecting deeply with Mother Earth.. and when you love that.. it is healing as well - all good!!

I am the same with synthetics.. I prefer to wear 100% cotton.. and acrylic makes my skin crawl just to touch it.. wonder if it is all the chemicals in it?

I know how you feel about the feeling of being more welsh - I was born in Australia and feel Cornish right to my very bones & soul!! not one bit of me feels australian something I struggle with every single day :(

Zuzana said...

We had a couple of glorious spring days as well and I simply can not wait to be back outside, tending to my garden. I hope to be able to do so in a couple of weeks.
I am thinking about you today as I guess the Vernal Equinox must be of so much significance to you.
Thank you so much fr your lovely comment on my St.Patrick post.;)

Kath said...

Oh there was a bit of friendly rivalry in our house, with me being Welsh and Himself being Irish :-D
Whenever I hear the Welsh national anthem sung by a big crowd, in our native language it just makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.

Sarah said...

You'll be pleased to know that Monty Don is back with Gardner's World this season after a terrible year without him! I suspect the BBC producers noticed that many people had deserted the programme, like I did, but have now been drawn back because of our respect for the gentle gardener.

laoi gaul~williams said...

kath~when i hear either Welsh or irish anthems i always get a lump in my throat (actually i do with flower of scotland but i have no scottish blood...that i know of!)

sarah~it is so good to have monty don back :) this weekend i was watching old episodes of gardiners world for an extra fix :)

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