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

~dreams of a girl cave~

actually it should be...

grrl cave!

i think mel is as excited about the idea as i am!

even small sheds are expensive so i am constantly checking a certain online place for second hand ones.
i have a few lined up and hope they don't become too expensive.

i keep thinking of the cosy little boho cave sitting at the end of the garden...swampy has even mentioned about a tiny deck (because the whole garden is on a very distinct slope from calvs wall...we are on the side of a gentle hill) so i can sit by our pond with its wee little waterfall.
i can burn my incense, play my drumming music, meditate, craft, journal, listen to the birds (yippeee for a house with no main roads nearby!)

our garden is in fact quite small.
 i think you can see this from the photos i have posted over the last few years.

see the bit of wooden fence up the back...that's where the grrl-cave is going!

because of the health problems we both have we are working on creating a very low maintenance garden, with lots of perennials and small tree's, herbs etc and just a few of the veg we really like.
plus for some reason we have very suspect soil that just will not allow grass to grow and i think swampy has finally given up trying to maintain it and so a grrl cave will take up some room and we can fill spaces with yet more plants.

of course i must remember that it will not be huge before i start dreaming of wood burners, comfy armchairs etc!

ohhh fairy lights...
a kelly kettle...
warm, cosy rugs and blankets...

but i know swampy is taking me seriously because i have heard him on the phone to his nephew saying he will line it out properly and paint it to keep it nice and snug.


i can hear you mel!


Anonymous said...

LOL!!!! i'm positively hopping up and down with excitment...absolutely the best thing. EVER.


you have such a gorgeous little oasis of a garden...very much the vision i have for our wee patch. i'm quite anti-grass and would much rather have pots of things and little walkways and places to sit...

i shall await further developments with great glee!!


Kadeeae said...


I'll be pouting, over there --->> in the corner, should anyone require me.

SOOO happy for you though, honest! lol

Crystalrainbow said...

ooooooh exciting :) i got my little shed last year i enjoyed finding secondhand curtains and trinkets and making it like home from home, its just a shame its 25 miles away and only get to visit once a week, but am looking forward to sleeping in it this summer :) enjoy x x x x

jill said...

Girl caves exciting stuff eh !!!Little gardens are so much easier to handle,having had a very large garden and now only a small one I find its more enjoyable to be able to potter about in a small one with pots and little plots than struggle on with lawns and plots that get out of hand.Thank you for your comment on my blog,looking so forward to seeing your cave.Love and Hugs Jill xxx

~Willow~ said...

ooh you lucky lucky lady!!! sadly my garden is even smaller than yours... but due to bad health I will have to have someone come and help me get it easier to look after... and with a raised veggie bed. I 'hide' in my arbour... but a shed would be something to dream about :-) .......... looking forward to hearing more about your cave. *squeals* and it is to be PAINTED!!!
with blessings, Willow xXx

Sandie said...

Start thinking foldable,storable, expanding....furntiure etc. So exciting!

Sandie xx

Pixie said...

Oh it sounds absolute heaven...lots of cushions and blankets and warm soup... bliss.
Pixie x

Pixie said...

Oh its sounds absolute heaven...cushions and lots of snuggly blankets...oh and don't forget the soup.....bliss.
Pixie x

Yarrow said...

It sounds wonderful and so cosy :D You could plant a small chamomile lawn around it instead of grass, soft and fragrant. Hmm, I could do the same in front of my Studio!

Have fun and I hope you get it soon.x

Rose said...

*does a happy dance* what a wonderful thing to be dreaming of.... I am sooo envious! Glad you are being takens seriously and that you are going to get your wish! Can't wait to see pictures of it as it progresses!

Lizziefae theglitterwitch said...

Can I live in your girl cave and you promise not to tell anyone Im there!!Oh its so exciting! 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