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

~home again, home again~

oh my but i am tired!
i am sitting here still in what i class as my pyjamas...striped top and bottoms with snowboarding monkey's ;) with a large mug of lemon tea sitting in front of me.
we came home yesterday and only unpacked the essentials so have a day of slowly sorting and unpacking in front of us.
our moongazy camp was just glorious...
glorious i say!
we arrived on Wednesday afternoon so we could unpack, set up some welcome signs and sort out the spaces for those who had electric hook up. the drive up had been lovely with a single shower of rain, we pulled up and wanted to get our awning up so the fur-kids could be put out and what happened?
it poured down for about three hours with poor swampy diving out at the times it eased off a little to put the awning up bit by bit. so it took ages to get set up by which time we were exhausted, cooked tea and fell asleep.
people started to arrive the next day and by friday evening our little community was buzzing with laughter and energy. we had a small ritual to open the camp and then it was all go....
and it didn't stop until yesterday when all but a few people left the site.
it is going to take me a while to stockpile my spoons because i was like a small, slightly wonky whirlwind, not wanting to miss a thing.
Saturday night was fantastic as we had three acoustic guitars (i was so pleased that swampy was one of those), a bodhran (the player allan gave me a lesson with mine the following day!) and a few other drums and djembies all around a big camp fire...i will say it again...
glorious...if you are my friend on facebook i have been tagged in many photos so go have a look!
coming home we hurried into the garden to see how things had grown and it looks wonderful, everything is flourishing and i was going to sit out there just now with my tea but glad i didn't as our 'concrete' neighbours are doing 'something' noisy so my peaceful contemplation and listening to the birds would have been ruined :(
we were going to go to Glastonbury today but swampy has not checked our 'budget', this is the week all the big household bills go out, plus we are both struggling now the natural 'high' has worn off.
however we only live two hours away so can, realistically, go whenever we like.
so i shall be getting swampy to sort the budget and plan a day out!
once i have unpacked i shall be waking up the wylde apothecary for sales again both on my website and on etsy plus i have some new items that i will be creating~my own incense blends and 'mini' travelling altars so keep an eye on the wylde apothecary website/blog!
i also have some photos to put up, i bought a gorgeous hawthorn green man from my gorgeous friend where the wild roses grow and another friend, moongoddess knitted me the most wonderful red haired woodland fairy who is sitting patiently beside me waiting to have a name found for her!


Miss Robyn said...

welcome home! sounds brilliant.. I too am in the process of creating bits to sell.. and last weekend, I took part in a drum making retreat! I am now the proud owner of a gorgeous frame drum.. and learning how to play it. putting a blog post up right now about my weekend. xo much love!

Laura said...

it sounds so wonderful! i don't know of anything like that around where i live (not that i'd go with my social phobia). hope you share some photos soon!
take care

jill said...

Pleased you enjoyed your time away it sounds wonderful.I wish I only lived 2 hrs away from Glastonbury instead of 7hrs,tut tut.Never mind it makes me appreciate it even more when I do visit.Love Jill xx

Tina said...

It sounds like you had a great time and the pics on facebook are the proof ;-) isn't it hard to come back to everyday life after such an event?

Twiggy said...

There is nothing like a weekend outdoors with good friends, you sound rejuvenated. Glad you had fun and recharged your batteries.
twiggy 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