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

~comfort zone~

today is my first hair cut in months...probably the first in about 8-10 months.
i stupidly had it cut to shorter than jaw length last may and it was a huge, really huge mistake.
my face just does not allow me to get away with shorter hair.

so it is now well past my jaw, close to my shoulders...if i pull out the curl it sits on my shoulder.
my plan is to just let it grow...and grow...
so today its just a tidy up, a mm or two off the ends that's it...
but i feel sick and anxious...i always feel like this when it means i am going to have to let people, either mentally, physically or both, into comfort zone.
needless to say i will be a happy bunny after midday!


the sun is shining here in the forest so i shall be out taking some photos of my rowan post hair cut.
 i had planned on  doing it over the weekend but i have been fending off a migraine for the last four-five days.
it needs a lot of careful management, and i hate to say it, conventional medicine, to enable me to say out of bed and not throwing up.

i have tried the alternative route with these and it fails miserably.


we are also hoping to get Pretty Pagan back this week...possibly today or tomorrow.
she went off to the garage three weeks ago this week when swampy realised his back problems meant he would be able to get the gearbox out and fix it himself.
we had the replacement gearbox delivered to the garage last tuesday, fully expecting her to be ready to bring home a few days later.
unfortunately the garage had neglected to tell us the mechanic doing the work was on leave last week and they had no other mechanic to do the job...
something i fully believe they could have told us the previous week when we spoke with them.

needless to say i was fuming over this lack of foresight while poor swampy remained quietly resigned.

our camping season starts on may so we are wanting her back to put in our new bits and bobs...to say nothing of just getting out and about and getting our own shopping!

well off i go, one last mug of lemon tea before pulling on my 'amelias' and trotting into the village...

read: Essi Tolling
taste: egg waffle with smidge of sweet freedom
see: antiques on the tv
hear: bubbles from fish tank
smell: freh air
touch: red and white striped scarf
think: loving my new hair cut
feel: happy


jill said...

Iv had a bit of a trim today growing mine again after having a few inches off so it just needed a tidy up today.Iv got such thick hair it needs to be tamed every couple of months.Hope Pretty Pagan comes home soon.Love Jill xx

Callies Cottage said...

How is it? Funnily enough I am not keen on getting my hair cut,I loathe sitting around in hot stuffy salons..eugh.Luckily there is a great hairdresser who works from home just around the corner,still means I only go once every six/eight months though!
Warm Wishes,

Rowan said...

Hope you survived the hair cutting OK:) I have mine done every 6 or 7 weeks to keep it in shape. Also hope you've staved off the migraine successfully, miserable things and I'm grateful that I very rarely get one these days.

jill said...

Hi its me again just popping in to let you know I have nominated you for The versatile blogger award,hope you will accept it.You can find all the details on my blog.Love Jill xx

laoi gaul~williams said...

ohhh jill thank you very much :)

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