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 week~

so the rain still falls, but now we have sleet and hail showers.
this morning we had a heavy hail shower and i looked up from my seat on the sofa to see leveret and magpie come rushing over calv's  fence and come crashing through their little door.
they are now curled up on the armchair asleep.
i have had a lazy couple of days, catching up on the documentary's and films i have recorded.
calv and i had a good chat the other day~one of those rare days where the sun was shining and we sat out in my nook chatting over a mug of coffee. we talked about the lack of structure to our days and this came back to me on Saturday while watching a documentary.
i decided that i need some structure to my life, to give my days more meaning...well not so much meaning as to make my days more productive.
sitting here with my laptop it is so easy to be drawn into other places...like pinterest...
there are so many things i want to do with my days but it is so easy to become distracted.
the time has come to make some changes.
this links somewhat with my earth magic card i drew a few days ago...(displayed with the help of magpie)
the cycle of re-birth, brushing away the cobwebs that opens the way for the seed-ideas that have been germinating over the dark months... 

also this past week...
an early morning hello from a crow...
kittens cuddled up...
finishing a felted pouch. i was going to put this one up for sale but fell in love with it! so today i will be doing some wet felting...

this is the same pouch~the lighting really does change the colour!
we popped to our local country store where they sell all kinds of things~chicken coops, chicken feeders, assorted 'stuff' for livestock, wellies, tools, fencing etc etc...we needed dog food, which we buy in cases of 24. the store is near buckland rings and while i waited for swampy i had this view down a steep sided valley where someone had lit a small fire...
if you enlarge this photo you can see the wood smoke rising...
and now its time to get some wet felting done...have a lovely day whatever and wherever you are


Yarrow said...

I know what you mean about needing structure to your days, I often try to have a set routine, but it doesn't always work!!! Your pouches are sooo lovely <3

laoi gaul~williams said...

thank you :) i have just made three wet felt panels ready to be made into pouches, they are hanging up to dry out...but the fibro/m.e has told me enough is enough which is something that really interferes with my idea of a structured day. i think i will have to learn that my structure is not a normal kind of structure!

Hearthwife said...

Some fab photos, Lee :)

Feel sooo much better here since adding some structure to my days. Nothing is set in stone but it does stop me from 'wandering off task' so often, lol.

You know I believe in time away from the online world and this has done me the greatest good, although I know it's not for everyone. I too am 'sucked in' to the internet vortex much to easily and my Essence time helps me to strike a happier balance within myself.

You will find the right 'structure' that works for you, then happy days as it's quite liberating! :)


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