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

~before & after~

swampy and i love the first two photos here as it shows how much one part of the garden~and by association the rest of the garden has grown up over a matter of weeks...

yellow black eye susan in the nook...

 more black eye susan, this one is planted in the old milk churn...

the young rowan is doing well...from a small twig with a few roots this this in a couple of years is wonderful...

another new foal...

the weather has cooled down somewhat here and we are not having to worry too much about making sure the garden has had enough to drink.

the vegetable garden is looking great and we have harvested a good handful of radish today so guess whats for tea!


Kath said...

Just lovely, what a relaxing, pretty little garden. A rowan is on my shopping list, yours looks very sturdy.

dubgirl said...

It is looking lovely x

Leanne said...

love the ferns. I planted a couple here but they didnt survive sammydog!

Leanne x

Tina said...

Isn’t it amazing what a few weeks can do to plants! I have sown some black eyed susan, too, to go up the post of our bee hotel. I love those! And I am trying for the first time sweet peas for the posts of the tree on the walkway in front of the house. Had morning glories there last year and they looked great, and the neighbour liked them so much that they’ll have them this year, but I love to change.

Rowan said...

It's amazing how fast the garden grows once it gets started isn't it? I love the photo of the foal, how lovely to have them so near to where you live

MountainBlessings said...

Your garden is beautiful! I can picture sitting out in it's lushness reading a book with a cup of tea.

al hayball said...

Nice Pics! where did the tits get all that nest material...one of Swampy's old wigs? al n tillx

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