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

~sunny, sun, sunshine~

ahhhh the sun has been shining here for three days now, the nights have been clear and chilly but the days have been glorious.
so glorious i have spent most of the daylight hours sitting in my nook looking out over my wild garden.
Beltane dawned grey and damp but i wandered the garden among birdsong and feeling blessed to be there


my little maypole~a hazel branch with ribbons set in the west of my sacred garden area. i have decided to keep it there and change the ribbons at each festival~but also thought of adding permanent adornment, a hag stone, feathers etc. 

this me dears is a concoction of spinach, carrot, apple and ginger. swampy and i are having similar concoctions every day for our lunch in an effort to shed some weight. we have also started swimming twice weekly again after a long break. i just need to now get into daily yoga practice.
the case is my ukulele...a concert size which is one up from the tiny soprano

i couldn't resist a couple of pictures of mismi and inca~we found some packing beans so for a few days mismi enjoyed leaping around in them until i caught him eating the end of one and i confiscated the beans and replaced them with play balls (which really are not to exciting!)

inca on the bed exploring the cushions from the camper

i have had a hard few weeks as i am going through a big fibro flare up. i have also been diagnosed with sciatica. its been going on for a long time...years in fact. i would get funny twinges that would stop me in my tracks then go. i ignored them as months and months would pass between the 'twinges'.
this last year i have been getting more and i just passed it off as another fibro related pain~now i am at the point where it is weekly and it lasts for longer. as i was going to see my gp anyway i asked about it. sciatica, another ailment to add to the list. 


Hearthwife said...

May well have to nick your Fesitval pole idea! :)

I too suffer from sciatica, had a terrible bout a couple of years ago where I just couldn't sit for more than a few minutes - spent over a month walking about :( - and had to sleep with my feet hanging off the bed to keep my thigh/calf stretched. The pains shooting down my leg were horrific, I so, so sympathise....

Wendy Hewgill said...

Your garden is looking so lovely, Lee, isn't it refreshing when spring comes and all the little plants are peeping through. I too am "juicing" in an effort to get more healthy, i'm trying out all sorts of "concoctions".....
Your mischievious little furry friends look like they're having fun :)
Hope your sciatica eases up soon.
Bright blessings to you and yours.

jill said...

Sorry to hear you have sciatica, I know its dreadful pain as I have just been diagnosed with it as well so we will be suffering together my friend. Your garden looks lovely and the pic's of your little Mismi and Inca are so sweet and look full of mischief. Love Jill xx

laoi gaul~williams said...

thank you all so much :)

laoi gaul~williams said...

thank you all so much :)

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