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

~tree following~

okay so i went out a few days ago and took some photos of our young rowan...

as you can see it is very leggy right now and there are tiny fuzzy buds slowly developing.
it sits on the left hand side of our garden facing south and so gets plenty of sun in the spring and summer, and although we had two very hot, early summers has never suffered...mainly because the 'grey water' drinks it was given.

as for the garden in general we have crocus and snowdrops flowering, and yesterday i noticed a few daffodils developing their buds.
other plants and trees are pushing out small buds and i am so pleased that the weather is slowly warming up now.
i think it is nearly dry enough to give our garden table, chairs and bench a cost of wood protector ready for the warm, sunny days ahead when i will be wanting to spend all of my time outside in my nook.

read:Essi Tolling
taste: pancakes
see: clouds
hear: water
smell: my home
touch: flynt
think: a trip out
feel: better


Crystalrainbow said...

yes a couple of warmer days heading our way :) enjoy your weekend and give rowan a hug from me :)

Anonymous said...

i love your little tree....

and it's so nice to hear of crocus and daffs and warm soil and think of sitting outside in nooks -- such springy and summery notions that warm my cold, wet, grey morning...


jill said...

We have had a few days that have been nice and my little garden seems to be springing into action,roll on sunny days and light evenings I say.Hope you are well Love Jill xx

Kadeeae said...

Your Rowan (what, no name?!) seems quite happy in it's home :)

Braver than I, am sooo undecided about my hair, lol, but sure that what I want done will come to me in time. Until then I just have to let it 'be'.


Rose said...

I am glad it is warmer too... Glad you are feeling better as well! The Rowan is looking lovely, are you getting excited about your first leaf?

laoi gaul~williams said...

kadeeae, thats odd because i have not named my rowan...a name has not come to me. in fact none of my trees have names...maybe when they are older!
rose yes i cannot wait for the leaves, looking back at last years photos of it all nicely dressed it looked beautiful

~Willow~ said...

I was sure I'd already left a reply but it isn't here so hey ho! lol. lovely your little rowan. I'm tree-following too. a little 'rescued' cherry. will be so interesting to watch them in photos.
blessings, Willow x

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