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

~again? so soon?~

another blog post so soon after the last one?!

i am having an quiet day...

...well i was having an enforced quiet day as i was supposed to be saving my spoons to go and see Duran Duran (who remember's them first time around~i feel old!) with my sister tomorrow, but it has been cancelled due to simon le bon's laryngitis.

but all is not lost, i am now conserving my spoons for next week when we go to see Take That yet again!

of course spoons dont really work that way~i never know when i wake up quite how many i will have to last the day but hey-ho!


i have a confession to make...

i have been lured back to 'face ache'~oh i know, i know (i have a contrite look on my face honest)
but after seeing my lovely friends last week i realised how much i miss them, even across the t'internet so i registered again. but this time not accepting any old random person into my friend list~they are all people i know and have interacted with in person (except for a very , very few special folk)


its a wet, chilly and very grey day here in this ancient forest and i am sitting here just thinking...i am having one of those days where i dont know what to do with myself.
earlier i took a nasturtium out of my strawberry basket as it was overcrowding the strawberries and blocking out the light~so its nowin a pot and sitting behind some plants that have stopped flowering to add some extra color.

it seems we have had days of grey skies and i am longing for the sun.

in the last year i seem to have turned from a sun-hater (actually hater is a bit harsh but having the old Irish paleness i burn easily) into a sun lover.
only because the heat helps my fibromyalgia~sitting quietly in the garden the heat soaks into the painful joints and muscles like an all over hot water bottle.
a lot of people with certain chronic conditions say that all kinds of weather factors affect them~you will find a good write up about that here.
i have to say i have been half hartedly monitoring my m.e and fibro and weather certainly does change things.

well i think i will get my crochet out, i am still working on my granny shawl from the lovely alpaca cotton, i took it out yesterday but my fingers felt like sausages so i didnt get very far!

have a good day wherever you are


Rose said...

Ah Duran Duran.... what a shame it was cancelled! I am sure Take That will be great to - I love Rule the World...

Kadeeae said...


Have acquired a FB page for the blog, have done nothing with it and am not at all sure about adding a personal one.

Hope this finds you quietly crocheting something totally gorgeous.

**have not forgotten an email reply is due...honest**

jill said...

Hi,I went to see TakeThat on saturday,fantastic your in for a wonderful treat,enjoy.Love Jill xx

jill said...

Thank you for visiting my blog,your comments are my very first ones.I have been following your blog for a while now and love it,thank you again xx

laoi gaul~williams said...

you are welcome jill :)

kadeeae~no rush :) expect those veggies are keeping you busy!!!

Kath said...

Oh yes I think we all had a crush on SImon Le Bon, with his highlighted hair and rolled up jacket sleeves LOL

dubgirl said...

Oh now you are talking ( when you start talking about Duran Duran), I had a crush on John Taylor - sigh! hope you get to see Take that, I bet they would be good too, take care x

mama p said...

wow, fibromyalgia? when did i miss that you have that? i was just very very recently diagnosed, about 2 mos. ago. wow!! well, it's nice to have a 'fibro-sister' across the pond :) when i first read about spoons on the d
Drawing Board blog, i had no idea that i myself had a chronic pain condition too. i thought it was a ruptured disc. funny how the things you need to know most, sneak into your life when you least suspect!

Anonymous said...

It's lovely to have you back on faceache. XX

Crystalrainbow said...

hey hun :) just wanted to ty for your support hugs x x x take care of your spoons i love that :) enjoy your concert x x x

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