It’s nice when we get a negative something behind us, and can say, whew we’ve done that now, don’t have to worry about it any longer. Today Dan had a minor bike crash. No serious injuries, just a few small scrapes. It’s good to have it over and done with. Let’s just affirm (FIRMLY) that he doesn’t have to do it (ever ever) again.
We went downtown for our Tuesday gym time with Ryon, and then picked up some library hold items. A series of unfortunate events, along with a profusion of two-wheeled and two-legged path traffic, plus an unwieldy bag full of books, all combined to send him ass over teakettle, nearly into the freaking canal. He recovered quickly though, and was okay to continue along. Just, ya know, unsettling.
We left the house without my camera because I got distracted (I know, what a shocker) so he generously took phone photos of the construction project for us. There’s no way I can capture how much space this building takes up though, today’s view is what you see from the front. Next time I get a chance I’ll get you another side shot, the ever uglier angle.
On another one of our rides, earlier this season, we noticed a shrub with berries that we couldn’t identify (we can’t identify much, so this is not unusual, as you all know). At the zoo, there was a native habitat exhibit* for this part of the world, as part of a large new display.
*Including a downed tree made into a children’s slide, which Han and I went through. J.D. considered it, but then his father made a comment with reference to Pooh getting stuck in Rabbit’s door, so he just took the climbing-down path beside, instead.
We were pleased to now have this knowledge. Finding out shit is kind of our hobby. It’s always so entertaining when it just shows up like this!
The other day Corina sent me this, above, phone photo. It was lovely, and reminded me that I’ve not been seeing many feathers lately. Instead, it’s been rainbows Little ones, on me. Or on the floor in front of my feet. It started more than two weeks ago, and it’s getting more and more frequent. They show up nearly every day now. They’re amazingly beautiful, and brief.
So far I don’t know what they mean. Other than, to see them and appreciate them. I haven’t been in a position yet where I could get a picture of them. Usually we’re out when it happens. Although, right before we left on Friday, one showed up on my arm when I was packing up in the card altar room. They are like prism reflections, but I can’t always find the source of what’s causing them.
It’s a bit of a mystery, as are the large number of Minnesota license plates we’ve been noticing. This afternoon there were three, all within close proximity, but none of them repeats. Additionally we saw a single Wyoming. And a brand new Nevada.
Our regular card rotation is back in effect, and we’ve landed on my working deck. There was an unanswerablely odd downloading glitch just now, so I had to take re-photograph her. She didn’t mind.
Queen of Cups
I love this one. For the peace of it, and the oceanic theme. Also because she is just such a loving woman. She cares for us all, in the deepest and most tender way imaginable. And yet, she’s strong. Her knowledge is vast, even though it’s her heart that rules.
Today the rich and drape-y teal coloring is most prominent to me. As is her sea-shell throne and the delicately filmy cover on her goblet. These, as symbols, are telling us to feel the healing that’s been so needed in our emotions. As if she just KNOWS when we have been through a rough patch, and are in need of an extra hug. She is that person for us now, she is that feeling of health and well-being.
Imagine (or click over to calm.com for) the soothing sounds of waves caressing the shore. Smell that crisp breeze. Reach out to touch the mist rising off of the water, and the sun warming our skin. She brings us tactile and physical healing, through her generosity and her caring. She loves all, nourishes all, and mothers all. She is the embodiment of positive and life-affirming sensations.
The message is also about emotions, and how they are capable of manifesting powerfully in to the physical Reach out and touch someone close by. If you don’t have a someone near to hand, find one, make contact.
Robin Wood Tarot
LateNight Catching Up:
I was slightly tardy with the Moon Phases updates <——- over there. That section is all current again. Thanks for your patience.