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

~autumn equinox photos~

i thought you might like to share my autumn equinox with me

it was a lovely solitary ritual combining my own things with those of the joint ritual with my stonewylde clan

i had a lovely hour or so and i chose to burn
from my journal later that night i talked about how this is a time to de-clutter, to let go of things that hold the past and so are holding you back from moving forwards.
with that in mind i started to physically de-clutter-to gather the things i no longer wear, use, read ready to take them to charity shops etc next week.
i thought do i really need all of these clothes? these books i no longer read?
the answer of course is no!
so i was ruthless, very ruthless and so have two bags of clothes to go to the air ambulance and tomorrow will sort through books to go to oxfam.
we also have a huge pile of paperwork that we need to take to my mums to burn in her big burner...another excuse to have a bonfire.
today i had planned to start my de-clutter in the living room-my mum bought us this paisley throw for our sofa which i love as its made our living room 'something else'....making me want to de-clutter and prepare for cosy winter nights.
my main bookcase is in this room and as my book collection...that is the books i am always reading in full or dipping into for information...is ever expanding, i need to clear a shelf on my bookcase from 'nik-naks' to make room for my books.
well those plans have gone by the by-it is pouring with rain and swampy isn't feeling his best so has settled down to watch assorted car racing on the tv, i have the two small fuzzies out for an extended playtime...meaning i keep having to stop typing when one FRANTICALLY CLIMBS MY...(there is my point...mismi climbed up keen to explore my desk and decided to caps lock at the same time) to explore the wonders that is my desk.
mismi is now trying to scale the bookcase while inca is busy having some food in the hallway.
once they go back into their cage swampy will still be watching the racing so i shall maybe watch a dvd here in the bedroom-so far this morning i have read some of 'the shelters of stone', some writing from the druid network so i think a film may down down a treat.
its also very chilly here so the perfect weather to get under a blanket and watch a good film or read a good book


Twiggy said...

Lovely photos thanks for sharing. I climbed under Twiglet's ducky blanket this afternoon and had a snooze while he watched Batman :) Good use of a Sunday afternoon I think .
Twiggy x

Moonroot said...

Lovely equinox photos - and I do like your new throw!

Also what you have written is a great reminder to me that I need to Declutter (yes, it's so bad it needs capitalisation...). Here's to a clutter-free autumn!

Fallingladies said...

Great photos of your bonfire! Inspiring! Not sure how i found you but i just followed!

Becky said...

Did you make your burner/brazier? There is something mesmerising about fire, a lovely way to spend the equinox x

Linda said...

Love the equinox photos...I feel a need for a fire now..:D I am hearing everyone talking about de-cluttering ...Hubby & I are do that in a big way...It frees up alot of stuck energy...you feel lighter...

Lovely Post, Laoi!!

Maria said...

A lovely enchanting blog you have....
I just stumbled upon you and stayed for a while.
it is chilly here also and I can't think of any thing nicer than a lovely movie and a cosy blanket, I was thinking of Practical Magic perhaps..hehex
Have a Friday full of kindness.

Maria x

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Johney Gaul~1915

Johney Gaul~1915
1890-17 september 1918~France