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

~here we are~

we had such a wonderful time this weekend~none of us wanted to come home and are already waiting for our next gathering in august.

our chosen campsite was not far from avebury and when we arrived~we were the first~we had the option of where to camp.
well we chose the paddock that was far enough away from the main site to be in splendid isolation and we had this wonderful view across to what was once a hill fort...

from the Friday morning people started to gather and we were all excited to see the bell tent belonging to sujee and bilbo...

friday evening saw the communal barbecue and much messing around with pitta's...

this is four month old izzy belonging to milani and andy~she adored flynt but he was more interested in stealing her squeaky ball

we had live music thanks to bilbo and chappie...

pretty pagan was decked out in lights~our flag is two long medieval looking pennants...

lunchtime saw us all resting our legs...

on the way home we decided to stop at the neolithic silbury hill...

we had also planned on stopping at the west kennet long barrow but there was not enough room to park pretty pagan. also within minutes it started to pour with rain.
so we have decided to return to the campsite for a couple of nights in the next month or so and return to the long barrow during a week day when it is less busy.

some of us took our dowing rods and other took the opportunity to let their crystals absorb some of the stones energies and of course money was spent in the henge shop.


we arrived home yesterday and immediately went to check our garden~it had seemed to grow more jungle like than ever...

an elder waiting to be planted~'black lace'

well time for tea~tonight is pizza night and i have bought some blue cheese to add to my margarita

*~ i hope you are all well ~*


Kadeeae said...

Welcome home ;-)

This just popped up on my RSS feeds as I was about to log off....will come back later to look at the pics.

Sounds as if you've had another lovely time!


Beatnix said...

Looks like you all had a fantastic time - I love camps like that but sadly there are very few over here and it's so expensive getting of the island :(

And your garden looks wonderful - hope mine starts to look as good soon :)

Kath said...

Looks like a marvellous time was had by all!

Ancestral Celt said...

Glad you had a wonderful time; you deserved some fun.

Calv said...

Hi Lee, your garden puts mine to shame lol....you have a lovely tranquil home there. What you two can do with plants amazes me, some day mine will have colour too! :)

Glad to see you had a lovely time away, looks like a beautiful place.

As for your pics here, we are so lucky to live in such a gorgeous part of the world, i still venture out into the forest with the kids regularly and am often stopped in my tracks by things i see.

Your Flint is very photogenic by the way, takes a far better photo than i do lol.

Take care,


Rowan said...

Looks like you had a great time at Avebury and good weather too. West Kennet is one of my favourite places, I was lucky to have it virtually to myself when I was there and would love to go again at some stage and explore the area around it.

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