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

~i am a tree follower~

this week kits blog and her post took me to an older post at loose and leafy

as a result i have become a

tree follower

you can go and read the idea behind it but the rough around the edges idea is to select a particular tree and follow its life through a year.

so i have chosen the rowan.

actually the rowan that we planted in our sacred garden the first year we moved here, when it was little more than a small twig with a few roots.

its first fuzzy buds in, i think, 2009...

look closely to the left of the photo and you can see the tiny rowan...

this was taken in its second summer...

this was taken last summer...

this is just an introductory post to my year following my rowan as i am cutting this post short due to painful hands...

i shall tell you more about me and the rowan next time...

read: tilly greenway and the secrets of the ancient keys, book one-watchers by essi tolling
taste: horlicks
see: grey sky
hear: bird song
smell: nothing
touch: laptop
think: unease
feel: pain


mel said...

what a wonderful idea!!

hope you feel better soon...

*gentle hugs*


Kadeeae said...

Well, if it's about trees, I'm there! :) Shall have a look at the links this weekend.

*H* and a virtual spoon or two.


Sandie said...

Will pop over to see the tree post in a mo.
Sorry your hands are painful, I hope the pain goes soon.

Sending healing vibes your way.

Sandie xx

Rose said...

I love this idea! I look forward to seeing more pictures of your Rowan! Hope the pain eases soon.

Rowan said...

I love rowan trees and have one in my garden that I planted when it was much the same size as yours was. I suppose I ought to become a tree follower as well:)

jill said...

Hope your hands are feeling more like yours soon.Look forward to your posts of your Rowan tree,I love trees.Love Jill xx

Crystalrainbow said...

oooh how wonderful and rowan too :) i tried to follow a holly tree a couple of years back.... we made such a wonderful connection but but now couple years later i just cant find her.... its amazing how the woodland changes over time.
Hugs feel better soon :) x x x

Suzi Smith said...

your little rowan is lovely!

just wanted to say hello.... we have many friends in common & i've drifted this way before... but never *spoken*... so *hello*, lol

Lucy said...

Shall I put you on the growing list on Loose and Leafy? I can put a link to this post too in the sidebar if you would like.


laoi gaul~williams said...

lucy that would be lovely thank you :)

laoi gaul~williams said...

welcome suzi! i shall come and visit later :)

off now to buy goodies for our home on wheels...*whoot*!

Lucy said...

Have done!

laoi gaul~williams said...

thank you Lucy! posted today :)

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