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

~so much rain!~

it has been raining and raining here

although that has been a smidge frustrating as swampy has some garden work that needs doing it has been great for the land~the ponds and some streams have been so very low and you can almost feel the earth gasping for water.

we have had enough here that many areas of the forest are flooded

today we are forecast heavy showers and high wind and the showers are forecast for another ten days.


i am feeling a wee bit better today, i am coughing less and it is less intense when i do cough. of course i have yet to see how it will affect my m.e and fibro.

still if i can get out and potter in the garden a bit (when it is not all water logged!) i will be happy,
i am getting a bit stir-crazy being stuck in so much.


we have our stonewylde gathering in twenty days and so we have both had to sit down and decide what to wear.
usually its not a major problem but as friends are going to be handfasted at avebury on the saturday of the gathering we decided we needed something a bit special.
so we have bought things from

i have gone for a medieval skirt, top and laced corset vest combination with a loop belt and belt pouch...photos to come after the gathering!


i have just also ordered some crafting supplies to make some necklaces~choker and long over the head ones~for etsy, and to take to the sunday market of the gathering.
i have been toying with the ideas for them for ages and finally settled on soul star and earth star gemstone necklaces.
i am hoping it all arrives tomorrow morning so i can have a good weekend of crafting.
i have also ordered myself a couple of little extra bits for my own 'charm' necklace-i always think its a good advert to wear things you craft!


well time to go and be busy!


Miss Robyn said...

sounds like your summer is going to be like ours was.. wet. it rained nearly all summer for us! truly, I thought i would need an ark.
I have been away from blogging for over a month, so didn't know you were feeling sick. hope the cough stops soon, I had it last year, and my chest hurt quite badly from all the coughing.
[your new necklaces sound beautiful.. cannot wait to see them.. *maybe a little lesson on how to make them when i come over ;) xo ]

Boho mom said...

I love the rain, but it's certainly not conducive to healing from a cold or anything of that nature.
Feel better soon....great pics.

Lucy said...

Yes. Lots of rain!. Sounds as if you will have fun with your clothes. Hope you enjoy the event too.

jill said...

Hi Laoi glad you are feeling better,looks like the whole country has had rain it has not stopped here all weekend.Take care love Jill xx

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