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


I really should not be too busy to blog-i apologise.
its been a busy time since i last posted, crafting, working on my web site, getting over this last bout of lurgy, keeping on top of the cleaning here...lots of rain means muddy paw prints.
i am feeling happy because since the launch of *twa* just after samhain i have had three sales and one commission...say yayyyy!
the weather her today is appalling-so dark, windy and raining. i bundled up to go get my undercut a grade 4 with the clipppers and arrived home to the good news that my Gudrun Sjoden coat sold for £20 more than i bought my harris tweed for (long story...original buyer did not pay me so had to re-list etc...what a mean person)
now i just remembered i never posted a picture for you...
apologies for dirty boots (they look just shocking...they are clean now) and i am not looking too healthy as this was when i was still getting over the lurgy.
i have enjoyed being out bundled up in harris-he, yes he has a gender...is so warm and snuggly.
so winter has really set in here in this ancient forest-we have a huge oak only meters from our little house...easily hundreds of years old and it is happily shedding its leaves over us all and last week we had a text from calv to say he and one of his girls were lurking under our bathroom window...
we have a small alley that runs down the side of both our houses and calvs front door is tucked back in this little alley and walking home in the dark they came across this...

as we were watching he/she tucked into a nice worm and then the 'hedgehog bites' i scattered down for him/her. as we have had a new fence put in between us and calv at the side means a new hedgehog hole needs cutting into the fence.
i am hoping he/she will hibernate in my hedgehog house this winter


Yarrow said...

I love your coat, it looks gorgeous on you :D

Super little hedgehog <3

Twiggy said...

Lovely pictures. I think you look very nice in your coat and boots, proper cosy
Twiggy x

Becky said...

The coat looks great, I bet it is really warm. How lovely to have the hedgehog as a regular visitor. Hopefully he/she has not left it too late to hibernate x

Sandra Bailey said...

Loving the 'He', Harris Tweed coat!
Have you got it wet yet? The tweed has thi lovely outdoorsy smell when wet, although some liken it to smelly wet dog!

Love your green boot, dirty or clean! I remember 'meeting' them at the Rollrights!

Sandie xxx

Pixie said...

OOOH gorgeous coat, i do love a bit of Harris, you look most snuggly.
Pixie x

Miss Robyn said...

I so hope we can meet!!!

Lizziefae theglitterwitch said...

Oo fab picture I just love hedgehogs and always amazed at how noisy they are for something so small ;-)

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