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 i am~

so what have i been doing?

last week swampy covered my head in henna and despite doing it quickly and only leaving it for fifteen minutes i have been left with a headful of bright copper/orange hair~its certainly brightening the day's up around here...

and do we need some bright days?

oh yes we do.

we have only had a few days where the sun has been coming out from behind the clouds~on sunday it poured down...all day...heavy...leaving our poppies, cornflowers and corncockles battered and bruised.

today is grey and chill and as it usually does when its chill and grey i ache and find myself wishing the day away in the hope of some warming sunshine. by the looks of the weather forecast we still have two days of rain.

last week i travelled up to manchester with my sister to see take that and the pet shop boys~i surprised myself by managing well due to the fact we had seats but i spent most of the rest of last week paying for my crimes and spending a lot of time in bed.

on the days we had a bit of sunshine i would sit on the garden bench or my seat in the nook and soak up some of the warmth of the sun~i feel so much better when it feels as if my bones have soaked up some sunshine.


between the rain and the sleeping and resting we have been busy decorating Pretty Pagan and swampy has been installing a narrow wardrobe (we always meant to have one but other thing started to take our time and money, finally we bacame fed up of living out of bags when away).

we love Pretty Pagan and the freedom we have with her but she has none of the quirky good looks of our first camper Pilchard, a sparkly blue and white vw bay window or pippin the lovely old french h van. but she is reliable...something we really needed in a camper but her white/grey colours were a bit...normal for us!

she is a large camper van...we have bench seats and a table that converts to a bed that is 6 foot by 5 foot 8, its larger than our bed at home and we can leave it set up as a bed and still have heaps of room for kitchen area with two ring hob, small sink with drainer, fridge and a little 'room' for the porta-loo...she is large.

being so large it would take a lot of money to have her re-sprayed~despite the fact that swampy is a qualified, and very good, paint sprayer~so the next best thing to dress her is with stickers.

last year we met the lovely couple who owns and runs hippy motors and bought a few stickers~then decided that what better way to get around the re-spray option but stickers...lots of them!

well we bought a selection of flowers (and other little bits and bobs) got to work dividing them into two piles and realised we would need more...a lot more!
so we ordered more yesterday and shall see how it goes but we think we may well have to buy many more to get the effect we want~when it is not raining i shall take some photos.


yes it has started to rain hard and i have given up hope that the sky will clear enough for the solar eclipse tonight.
so i think its time to get into my more comfortable clothes, light some incense and curl up with my crochet

~i hope you are all having a wonderful day~


Kath said...

Show us your hair Laoi! :-D

dubgirl said...

There was too much cloud here to see the solar eclipse, cant wait to see before and after photos of the camper x

jill said...

Hi pretty pagan sounds lovley wish we had one,and comfortable clothes and insence sounds like just what I need,good idea.Pleased you made it to Take That.Lots Of love Jill xx

Calv said...

Lee, you've always worn so many lovely different colours anyway, i really didn't notice yesterday when i saw you lol. I thought you'd maybe done something with it, but didn't realise Keith had given you a respray! It looks cool anyway. If half the village pensioners can get a weekly purple/blue rinse, why does it cause such a kafuffle when us youngsters do it eh? So when is Keith letting you loose on his then? :)

As for Pretty Pagan, my kids think she's cool...the more stickers the better! :)

Keep smiling,


Calv said...

Forgot to say....your blog looks cool....you had a change of decor?


laoi gaul~williams said...

hi calv~yes i have had a summer 'spring clean' on my blog as well as my hair!
when i was young...ahem younger...my hair was a much brighter ginger but the years and sun has faded it an awful lot, so when i do get to play with henna people mostly do not really notice too much!

...we have just been inside adding some decoration to pp as rain stopped play for the exterior~bah fed up with the rain!

Tina said...

Lee, I am looking forward for pictures, too! Of you and PP! Sounds you are both looking or going to look great.
Love the look of the blog, too!
Tina in today cool and rainy Germany

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