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

~delta blue is home~

well 'delta blue' has been here for a week now and i just adore her and her sound~that beautiful banjo sound...even simple things sound great.

i have been playing her every day-working on the new chords (just after i learnt all my guitar chords i have a whole host of new ones to learn!) plus pinch patterns and rolls.
i started to tear my hair out over frailing so decided to work on bluegrass to be going on with-although Calv has been working on frailing so in the future will be taking some lessons from him!

we are going away in a couple of weeks so he kindly leant me his padded gig bag until i buy my own.


we are having a period free of rain right now so we have been finally able to potter in the garden and at the moment are clearing a space to move mismi's 'mansion' so we can re-claim the whole of the patio for ourselves.
we have also moved our bench down to the bottom of the garden, placed against where the front of the grrl-cave will be, facing the pond and waterfall-a perfect place to sit and meditate, star gaze, moon gaze or pick on the banjo.

we both had what my nan would call 'forty fits' last night as opening our curtains after watching a dvd we saw our neighbour (the cement loving, plant hating ones) has built a shed at the end of their garden on top of the 3 foot high platform so that now the windows to their shed actually over looks our garden and windows.
i am really not happy about this as i feel it invades our privacy-if they so wish they can stand in the shed and see not only into our garden but in our bedroom and living room windows and through the back door if it open.
as a result we now have to keep our net curtains drawn across which i really do not like-i like to be able sit in bed with a cup of tea with the curtains open so i can watch the birds.

anyhow i have e-mailed our local council asking about putting up some trellis to protect our privacy, who has forwarded it to the maintenance inspector although they told me that

'there may be restrictions depending on the height of the trellis'

i really hope they are joking!


Becky said...

I hope you get your trellis, is there going to be duelling banjos a la 'Deliverance' x Blue delta is beautiful x

jill said...

Hope you get sorted with the neighbours soon,not nice!But continue to enjoy your banjo xx

Kadeeae said...

I know exactly how you feel, Lee :( In a fishbowl here too, but hopefully something can be done about your situation.

I may be a bit thick here, lol, but if the height of the shed is ok - to one side of the fence - shouldn't the same height trellis be acceptable?

Keep us posted!

Linda said...

Oh No Laoi!! I hope they can help...I could not stand anyone being able to look right into my space like that...I hope the trellis will be up soon!!

My dad used to play banjo and I love the sound...Enjoy the music...Delta Blue is beautiful :)


Rose said...

Delta Blue looks lovely!

That sucks about their shed! Surely there must be some rules against them putting up a shed like that on a platform?

laoi gaul~williams said...

thanks you all :) well the council called today and they are sending someone round to our neighbour to check the shed and planning because of 'several sources' questioning it-i dont know if they had permission to put it up in the first place.

''I may be a bit thick here, lol, but if the height of the shed is ok - to one side of the fence - shouldn't the same height trellis be acceptable?''...my reasoning exactly K! its all so daft.

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