I heard on the news last night that this winter is the coldest we've had in seven years. I think it's the wettest in a while too. So much so, that I pretty much take my green raincoat with me every time I go out. It has become my default coat. And I'm really doing my best not to complain because we need the rain. Also in the news, Melbourne's water storages have increased by 2%. A fraction of what we need, but it's good to see the numbers go up for a change.
The July self-portrait challenge is all about the elements; air, fire, earth and water. We're meant to pick one. I'm not sure how I'll go with that, but I guess water is the element I'm most drawn to. Being a scorpio and having a scorpio partner means it gets very watery around here. When it's good, it's like a tropical waterfall on a lovely day with butterflies in the air. At it's worst it's like being deep underwater. Cold, with lots of currents and hidden meaning. Speaking is difficult, but one can see the other gesturing frantically as they sink or rise to the surface. All you can hear are bubbles and nothing much makes sense. Not that I really believe in astrology. Still, I guess from here I could talk about the raincoat keeping me dry, allowing safe (if imperfect) passage through the rain which we need. But I think I won't. Who knows where that would lead?
In any case, this afternoon G flew north for a much needed holiday. Just a week. I miss him already and although Grace keeps saying daddy home, daddy home, she seems to be coping. She's used to one or other of us not being around for little chunks of time (and I did have that craft weekend). Here's hoping we find our way back to the nice, pleasant, warm water.
Take a dip in one or more of the elements here.