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

~rain...& more rain...~

well here in this ancient forest it has rained, rained some more then for good measure rained a smidge bit more and one day/night we had gale force winds as well.
as i sit here typing it is grey...actually no, its dark out the window although not raining...yet.
the weather forecasters has assured us that after today it will dry out and when out with flynt this morning the north wind was decidedly chilly even wrapped up in harris, scarf, hat and gloves!
yesterday we took flynt to one of our usual walks near some barrows and for the first time ever...remember i have lived her for 41 years...i could see the usual gentle stream that is ober water from the car park that is up the hill from it...
we decided to walk down to take some photos...making sure flynt was on his lead as this is the place he usually goes to paddle in the summer...

 the stream is now running over the pathway, i think swampy got wet feet crossing it...


the water stopped just inches from the bottom of the bridge...usually there is a gap of about 4ft.
a few weeks ago we saw this little calf in the village when we was only a day or so old, luckily, despite the weather he/she is thriving...
i was at the doctors early this morning to have my flu jab and my arm is starting to get the 'dead' feeling i used to get at school when we all gave each other 'dead' arms and legs. i am just hoping i do not get the usual 'fake flu' symptoms...


Kadeeae said...

I know 'they' say it doesn't happen, but my mum always got what could only be described as a mild case of the flu every year after getting her shot.

Stay snuggled in, keeping warm and dry if you can :)

Miss Robyn said...

the flooding is insane! I cannot believe this is happening while i am here - lord, why? I hear of people dying in the flood and losing their homes, it is dreadful.
I really hope we can meet up while I am here.. xoxo

jill said...

We have had a lot of rain just as everyone has, the river is so high and running really fast it scares me.Hope you are ok after the flu jab I had mine in september and have been fine.Love Jill xx

Sandra Bailey said...

Hi, Got a bit of a suprise when I tried to log into Stonewylde, it's closed for maintenance!
That water looks very a 'peaty' brown colour.
Love Swampy's coat! Did you make it? Is it knitted? Couldn't make out a great deal of detail. It certainly warmsup a grey day!
Sandie xx

Becky said...

I too love swampys jacket. I get the dead arm feeling as well - my employer gives us free flu jabs. Hope the water is receding now 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