The flood waters have receded, the river didn't break it's banks as predicted, and the clean up is over for those of us in the far north-east corner of NSW. Towns further west and to the north haven't been so fortunate, with their towns inundated, and now the army going in to help with the clean up. I have a sense, in a very small measure only, of how they might be feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with them.
It's been good to get back to normal, to see some sunshine..if only for a few days... and do some stitching. I've joined Peggy again, at Woman with Wings to make some full moon art, although I'm a bit late posting it, as the moon has now begun to wane again. I didn't have much inspiration for my moon art this month, and even the moon didn't help, hiding behind heavy rain clouds. I started to think about the full moon being in Leo, lions, king of the beasts, and as I was feeling rather beastly myself with a dose of summer flu, it seemed my art was going to portray a rather miserable looking lion-beast. He has a big heart, this Leo, being a heart-centred sign, and at this time encourages us to think with heart and body. I was a little disappointed that my discharge-dyed moon was a little sloppy, but then noticed it looked like a lopsided heart, and I thought, yep, that fits.
While I was up early yesterday morning, I noticed the sky was clear, and so I was able to get this photo of the moon as it slid down the sky on it's way to bed.
In other full moon goodness, delicious fresh organic vegetables found at the Farmer's Market....they've been cooked up into ratatouille.
The smallest beast needed to be reassured and stay close after a trip to the vet for surgery to remove part of an ovary that was left in after she was spayed, causing her to go on heat. The hormone surges and non stop calling were distressing for all of us, especially the big girls, who weren't too sure about the little one's sudden desire to love them up.
She's doing well, and healing nicely, thankyou.
........and the big beasts, well, they'd just like their tea please.