rise and root

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by the gorgeous bohemian wild roses~thank you me dear xoxoxo


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

come join us...

"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

~come back to dorset with me~

well now...my copy of
 
 
 
 
arrived on friday...i sat down at 10.05 after making the all important cup of tea and only stopped reading at 11.20pm with 150 pages to go...swampy reminded me that i needed to be awake for kits book signing in dorchester!
 
 
we left early and caught the forest at its best...cobwebs covered the gorse like little sparkling fairy platforms and a low mist created white islands in the hollows...
 
 
 
 
 
 
our route took us past the long, long walls of the drax estate-which was the inspiration for stonewylde...
 


famous for it great gates...this one is the five legged stag...

 
 
this was the first time i had gone to dorchester since we moved away and i felt sad returning because we loved living in our small cottage in the middle of no-where, especially as we lived at the foot of bulbarrow hill which had a bronze age hill fort and medieval trackway at the very top.
 
 
i made sure i had my copy in my bag...
 
 
the lovely kit berry...
 

MrB...

 
 
yours truly doing her promo-pixie work...
 
 
 
kit signing our copy...
 
 
 
important pixie work...
 
 
 
now this really looks like i am telling kit off for some reason but i am not honest!!!!
 
 
 
i couldnt be stopped...
 
 
 
love you kit!
 
 
 
guarding the ceremony cakes with mrb...
 
 
 
then it was time to say goodbye (until next week!) and go and have a cup of tea. we made our way to maiden castle where we had spent many happy hours while living nearby... 
 

 
 
 

lanceborough king barrow...bronze age barrow cemetery...
 

 
 
we were glad to see the celtic kitchen was still open and selling their gorgeous pasties and cakes...we had a pasty each for our lunch and brought one of their toffee apple cakes home with us...
 
 
 
i am so glad pretty pagan allows us to be so self-sufficient but wish we had this view every day...
 
 
 
then it was time to come home and finish reading shaman-oh my what a roller-coaster of a ride it is...
 
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today it is back to normal and i will be spending the day crafting ready for samhain...


4 comments:

jill said...

Lovely to see some photos of you Laoi.You must of had a wonderful day with wonderful memories of where you used to live.xx

Ellie said...

OMGosh! You are SO lucky!!! I'm a wee bit jealous that you have a copy and that you met Kit and she signed it. :D

I can't wait to get my copy!!! I might have mentioned that I would like it for my birthday, now to wait and see if the birthday faerie delivers next week LOL.

Have a lovely weekend!

~Willow~ said...

great blog. looks like you had a great day. Shaman was certainly a rollercoaster of a ride wasn't it! I've only been to Dorset once and thought it lovely countryside... I must visit with the camper next year. blessings, Willow xXx

laoi gaul~williams said...

welcome ellie so glad you could stop by :)
i first started reading Stonewylde back in 2007 and joined the forum and that is when i first met kit-i am so thankful to know her and count her as a friend (as does willow)she is a very special lady indeed :)

All things share the same breath~the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.



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Johney Gaul~1915

Johney Gaul~1915
1890-17 september 1918~France