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

~rowan & the garden~

*following my rowan*

this year is the first year our beautiful young rowan has flowers~not many, but there are flowers.
this means next year there will be more and eventually berries.
hopefully next year there will be enough berries to share with the birds and i can make rowan berry jelly.

the area to the right of the top picture above is where we have built our pond and small waterfall. although we have not quite finished the area it already has a sacred feel to it~the water falls down at different angles in little tiny pools.
nearby is the rowan, oak and rosemary to one side, just over from it is holly, hawthorn, silver birch.
on the opposite side of the garden is where my grrl-cave is going to be.

we have new neighbours and because they are keeping to themselves i have held off lighting my cauldron in the evening~not sure if they are fans of wood smoke and not being brave enough to knock on their door and ask!
so i have a plan to develop the top end of the garden into the area where i have my little fires that will not disturb said neighbours (its not like i burn wet, smelly stuff anyway its all good dry wood!)

*i have this little dream*
 in my mind i have my girl cave all set up, i am going to grow some kind of climber over the g*c, possibly a hop, and have the area between it and the pond as my yoga/fire/meditation area.
the joy is the pond/waterfall is close enough that it is easily incorporated into the area so i am going to develop the area around the waterfall into a shrine of some kind.

can you see where i am going with this~a whole sacred area


'nora barlow' & 'black barlow'

the top corner where the footing for the g*c will be~presently housing mismi's cage

i love this :)
 the oak grown from an acorn~we found it about an inch high growing from an acorn on our lawn in the wilds of dorset shortly before we moved away

birdsfoot trefoil

salad burnet

black elder~like my rowan i cannot wait for it to grow so i can use the flower heads

flynt made the mistake of taking his eye off of his bestest ball!

my new camera still does not take the close up i wish of the moon but much better than my old one~last weeks full moon...


Kadeeae said...

I do so envy your little patch . . . having to create Serenity Square upon concrete and paving slabs is slightly sad for me. As it's over a foot deep and not 'our' property it will be left, but I would love to have ground beneath my feet when out in it!

Did Flynt get the ball back? lol

jill said...

Your garden looks lovely cant wait to see your girl cave.Love the pic of Flynn hes so handsome just like my Bilko doggie was,oh I miss him.Love Jill xx

Miss Robyn said...

your garden is delightful! I would love to see it oneday..cannot wait to see and hear more about your girlcave plans.. and the cauldron.. what and when do you light it for?

Becky said...

Hi laoi, your garden is lovely, I especially love your cauldron. Mismi is so cute 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