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

~st jude~

st jude~the patron saint of depression and lost causes is the name of the storm that is due to hit the wales and the south over the coming hours.
we are expecting gale force winds and heavy rain, we have had it very breezy for 24 hours but it is slowly getting worse. we live only five miles from the solent and so right in the path of the strongest of the winds that are predicted.
so we have, as the link suggests, battened down the hatches, will wait it out and we have plenty of candles in case of a power cut.
i have taken the opportunity to hang some washing out and i don't think it will take long to dry!
we have had a busy week here in the forest~swampy sorted out some shelves for my mum so i took my laptop and was able to add more to my family tree with mums help, i now need to take my scanner to scan a few photos, one of my great granny gaul and great granddad Hawkins which i am really excited about.
we have also been sorting our little home in the run up to yule~we were unable to go to Glastonbury to the witches market and fairy ball as we usually do so the money went on buying a new armchair and a cabinet with shelves.
i finally talked swampy into moving our living room around and we now have much more floor space which means we now are able to have a small dining table and chairs at one end of the room...no longer balancing plates on laps. i know it sounds very mundane but to me it feels like we have really settled into our house.
well the wind has increased, the rain started, washing brought in...those of you in the path of st jude stay safe and warm


Crystal said...

Yes hatches are battened here too lol its pretty dark here with the rain clouds gathering, its been blustery with heavy downpours so far. we are preparing and just waiting now for St Jude to arrive. Hubby fetched candles just in-case as power-cuts are likely. Were right down by Lands end so think it will hit us first although they are saying not as bad as 87 storm, who knows. I just hope we make it thru unscathed. wishing you well and stay safe x x

Laura said...

stay safe! do you find tracing your family history addicting? i sure do.

Hearthwife said...

Stay safe m'lovely :)

jill said...

Hope its not too bad for you, I don't think we are going to get it as bad here in the North fingers crossed. Stay safe inside and keep warm. Love Jill xx

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