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

~the wheel~

belated blessings to you as the wheel turns again

alban eilir~the light of the earth
the spring equinox

the balance of light and dark has tipped and we now face lighter, warmer days and in my sacred garden, almost overnight the forsythia started to blossom and the yellow loosestrife is now coming through the soil.
the white currant and blueberry are putting out green and my elder is putting out ver dark purple leaves.
over my nook the rambling rose has started to put out new shoots and the leaves on the climbing jasmine have finally died and are falling off with the help of the new shoots that are growing.
the lavender that grows in pots out the back and line the garden path out the front are putting out new green shoots

looking out of my kitchen window the cherry in the front suddenly has small green buds and as i dressed this morning ma and pa siskin were sitting in the garden enjoying the sunflower hulls before the starlings woke up.

we have had some very warm days here in this ancient forest...too warm for the time of year but it seems to be the norm now...for spring to start very early and be very warm...actually make that hot for yesterday we put the little clock/themometer from Pretty Pagan into the sun and it hit 90...too hot for me...
i think its time to get out the factor 30!

this morning started out grey and cloudy but as i have been typing the clouds have cleared and today promises to be another hot one~today we are having to move a few plants to make way for the the grrl-cave and i am hoping we can make a start on digging the hole for our wildlife pond!

well i shall stop here and before i shut down for my own 'essence' time i need to print out some music for the tin whistle...but more on that next week!


Rose said...

Lovely down here too but not so hot! love that your grrl-cave preparations are getting started, can't wait to see what you do with it. Happy Springtime to you too!

mel said...

ooooh...i love hearing about how your garden grows!!

and clearing a patch for the grrl cave!! *squeeeee*

my pride and joy is the black-lace elderberry i bought on sale late last year and i'm SO thrilled to see the new buds forming...it was in a bit of a desperate state when i 'rescued' it so have been calling forth all powers to have it survive the winter.

ooooh...and a pond too!!

can i wander over for a pot of tea and sit in your garden?


Sandie said...

Spring Blessings to you and yours too!
Isn't it gorgeous though the weather? I just got used to it it last April and could go out anytime of the day, when it cooled down considerably!

Have a great week,

Sandie xx

jill said...

Blessings to you as well Laoi,your garden sounds like its springing into action nicely,mine is getting carried away with its little self.Enjoy the rest of the weekendlove Jill xx

Tina said...

Isn't it lovely to see all that new green. I am just taking a break from gardening, getting some bulbs and herbs in and moving some plants, too.
Gardening is just my thing :-)

Kadeeae said...

Belated blessings to you too lovely one *H*

We have not had the heat here on the coast, lots of sunshine but still cool, probably more in keeping with the time of year I suppose, but just a tad more on the thermometer would be nice, lol.


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