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

~no? really?!~

this is what i imagine you would say if i told you that several times this week the temperature in our garden has hit as high as 119f



yes it has, most days it has been too hot to do anything out there.
during the shady moments at the start and end of the day i have done a little planting~moving some bulbs and plants as swampy has mapped out the footprint of the grrl-cave
 (we have picked out a 8x6 pent roofed shed!)
and we had to rescue the plants.

i have also been planting out some plants we bought last week, but now i need to plant out more that we bought on wednesday when we took my ma out for the day!

my internal body clock has been waking me around 6am each morning and this morning i had an early bath, for which i had to forgo my morning yoga session...with m.e and fibro my life is full of compromises~the actual physical effort of bathing tires me out so no 'spoons' for yoga as well (i usually have a bath before bed that way i can just collapse into bed then!)
i have just hung a little washing out on the line and had a mug of lemon tea before we take flynt for a run over the forest.

today we are travelling up to the malverns for two days (hence the early bath) as swampy has a 'busfest' (until last year was known as vanfest) meeting~i took a step back from being actively involved last year~there was wayyyyy too many chiefs and egos for my liking.
we are not going until after 3 as i have a doctors appointment to discuss my diabetes medication and for the doctor to look into my suspected arthritis.

later today i will help swampy load up Pretty Pagan and off we go...must not forget to pack books and crochet!


Rose said...

Hope you have a really lvoely time! It has been hot here too but it is much, much cooler now.

Crystalrainbow said...

oh yes the weather has been glorious good to see the girl cave plans are coming along. i plan to spend some time in mine this weekend :) save a some spoons and have a really great weekend x x x

Becky said...

I do believe you about the temps, it was the same here in milton keynes and we have a south facing garden!! Have a good weekend away x

Pixie said...

Take care and have a lovley time.....and enjoy that quiet crochet and reading time too.
Pixie x

Twiggy said...

Hope you had fun, the weather up here has been barmy, hot sunshine and snow within the space of a week - see my blog for pics !!
Twiggy x

Linda said...

OH MY Word!!! 119!! That is way too hot for me...Have a wonderful weekend...it sounds like fun...

Get some rest...Enjoy Laoi!! :)

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