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

~a peace~

thank you all for your comments about my garden...as soon as i had read them i popped out to take some new ones of what greeted me this morning...
 we both keep standing looking out at our 'instant' lawn. we were going to put down seed but having flynt we really had to lay turf down to give it the best chance. we are going to put a little seed down where the edges of the turves join to help knit it all together and i keep a watering can filled and handy to water the spot where flynt does his waterworks to stop the overdose of nitrogen killing the area.
 we moved the water butt yesterday morning to the end of the ferret home as swampy can put a downpipe from calv's gutter into the butt for maximum water capture. so the little 'pier' off the end of the star gazing deck (cleverly built by swampy to hide a drain cover!) has a baby rowan, blueberry, white currant, small acer and swampys trough of flowers. this screens the bench from the rest of the garden and when the silver birch, hawthorn and elder grows up more this end of the garden will become like a little woodland glade.
we are going to add another level to the ferret cage and have plans to 'decorate' the front to turn it into some form of woodland fairy house so it merges more into the garden.
 my nook for those days when it is too hot...it catches the full sun first thing in the morning but later the rambling rose and jasmine shades it. at the moment a holding area for all the plants we need to plant out...the climbing plant at the front of the nook is a clematis called 'silver moon'...well we had to didn't we?!

one of my three 'rescue' gnomes...


jill said...

A lovely peaceful little place I could sit with you there for hours with a nice cup of tea.Hope you are well,Love Jill xx

Miss Robyn said...

your garden is delightful! I have enjoyed seeing it develop since you moved there. we are building a Moon deck and I am hoping I can moon bathe onenight x

Anonymous said...

i am desperately in love with your beautiful garden patch...it is SO full of life and luscious greenery! *Sigh*

can i borrow Swampy for an afternoon? i need some trellis hung for my honeysuckle, and perhaps a few raised beds.....;)

wishing you many sunny moments basking in the bounty....


Sandies' Patch said...

Lovely garden you both have there!
Room for everyone to 'do their thing'.
Sandie xxx

Laura said...

so lovely! i love the name of that clematis. i'm wanting to add one to my garden, but...there are so many things i want to add i have to remember to take my time. rome wasn't built in a day! :-)

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