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

~off again~

well i have enjoyed a fairly peaceful week and today we are off to the huge show that is busfest at the foot of the Malvern hills. we have been going to this event for about 13 years now...not as regular festival goers but as crew and it just seems to get bigger and bigger every year.
i no longer have any 'doings' as crew anymore because of my m.e and fibro but swampy organises all the site signage and since last year organises the charity auction, which involves him working for a short time alongside the famous auctioneer james lewis.
so yesterday we spent getting pretty pagan tidy and packing up all the essential and today we shall be driving up to the three counties showground at the foot of the malvern hills for ten days and i decanted a small bottle of my own raspberry vodka for the odd tipple...
...see the music case in the background? its my new instrument...a concert ukulele :)
hopefully i will be camped up at a little area that is a little grove of trees and standing stones and if so i shall be camped up so when sitting with my book or crochet to hand...i have my pink wool against weapons section to complete, i will be facing the hills.
i have packed up my bag with books, journal and crochet, put some more music on my ipod and i plan on a nice relaxing week. i am even taking Evangeline so that during the week, before the festival is open to the public on Friday, i can spend some time having a nice cycle around the huge showground.
when the show is open i shall be taking my pennies and see what i can find~last year there was a lady selling lovely clothes in the style of magnolia pearl style clothes so i really hope she will be there again!
i wont be able to blog but if you go to instagram you will hopefully be able to find picture 'posts' from me over the week
the turn of the great wheel has once again made a very distinct move towards the darker days.
this morning when i woke i felt decidedly chilly under my duvet and when out in the garden at 6.30 it was the most chill the morning has been for a long time.
i am so embracing this change, as i always do, but this year i seem to be embracing it more...i have spent a lot of hot days sheltering from the heat and it seems to me i have not been out in my sacred garden as much as i would like...my nook is presently home to small branches i foraged from the forest, my log pile and a huge drift of falling rambling rose and climbing jasmine leaves and petals.
so that will be my first job when we are back home and pretty pagan is unpacked.
since may and the moongazy camp we have had 'something' on each month that took either time, energy or money and especially with the run up to the fairy festival i have been busy and as is the norm my spiritual path took a step back away from it all.
so now its time to get back onto my path and see where it leads me over the dark months...


Wendy said...

Hi Laoi, love your new pic of Glastonbury Tor, have fun at the busfest. The raspberry vodka looks good, yum. We got lots of raspberries from the allotment, so raspberry vodka sound like a good idea. ;)

Hearthwife said...

Have a lovely time, looking forward to the photos.....soon as I find you on instagram, lol.

Laura said...

the festival sounds like such fun, i hope you have a wonderful time. i haven't been out in my garden hardly at all. just too hot and humid for me with the headaches and all the meds.

can't wait to read about your trip when you get back.
take care!

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