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

~dark & gloomy~

today is dark and gloomy, very autumnal rather than wintery as i expect it to be.
although according to the weather report a cold blast will hit us at the end of the week.

yesterday was a lovely day for a walk in the morning, misty with dew looking almost like a layer of frost  and i just love the way the mist layers the tree's...

the white spots here are where a pony has been and shed some of its soft white fur...

as i sit it is getting darker and the birds have now stopped visiting the feeders which hang in the tree opposite my window.

i have been working with my druid plant oracle this week~just going through the book that came with the cards to refresh my memory a little.
they are lovely cards and i find myself feleing very connected to them~more than with other card decks i own.

i have also been reading

desperate romantics: private lives of the pre-raphaelites

which prompted a call to my artist dad this morning to discuss the pre-raphaelites.

now, as darkness falls its time to work on some crochet...


Miss Robyn said...

it sounds perfect! I love that you have those ponies nearby - are they wild?

Rose said...

It all sounds and looks so very perfect....

dubgirl said...

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Rowan said...

Your day sounds as though it has been enjoyable and relaxing. I was in Suffolk over the weekend and it's been very foggy there, my son was saying this morning that he really likes to see the countryside when it is shrouded in mist and I do too. It takes on a magical, otherworldly feel.

laoi gaul~williams said...

Robyn, yes the ponies, and cows and donkeys that roam are wild. they are all owned by the commoners of the forest and are rounded up each year for branding etc but they are left free on the forest. also at this time of year people let their pigs free to eat the acorns.where they are allowed is controlled by fencing and cattle grids~our village is one of the few where the animals are allowed into the village if the fancy takes them~so we are very lucky

Bridget said...

Lovely pics and sentiments beautifully expressed. Love the fact that the animals can roam wild...perfect!

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