But look who greeted me this morning at 6am...
Thankfully, I caught her just before she dipped behind the trees!
Creating the board, I took everything slowly and carefully, taking breaks throughout the day, and the words and images fair leapt onto the pages :)
Starting at the top right is the Fall Equinox page from this year's We'Moon diary - I just love the words by Caroline Myers (2014):
The MATRONS are in charge.
The newness, brilliance and potential of those wyld blossoms, the Little Girls of Spring Equinox, now come to fruition as competency, self-confidence, and leadership in the Matrons of Fall Equinox...
And the 'Blue Corn Maiden' by Cher Lyn (2002) is just gorgeous!
Then are two similar paintings of groups of women (I'm afraid I don't know who they're by or from where they come originally), and I've added these words from this year's We'Moon diary by marna (2012):
women in circle
form a collective being,
a third eye through which
the earth oracles.
At the bottom of the page is an old business card of a local shop which sadly closed several years ago (truly, I throw NOTHING away!) And on it I've written these words from Sage/Priestess course by Vanessa Sage which arrived in my email box this morning:
Vine represents the abundance of the Season,
but also turning within...
There are more words from Vanessa on the opposite page - sometimes THE perfect words show up at THE perfect time :)
The image of the stone staircase is from an Antropologie flier which came in the mail a few weeks ago, and I've attached a Yogi Tea label to the handrail which reads:
To learn, read.
To know, write.
To master, teach.
The stairs, to me, represent Demeter and Persephone as they descend into Hades, only to ascend in the Spring...
Then, there's a postcard of a child turning into a crow, and I've affixed these wise words from Rosemary Wyman (2010), clipped from this year's We'Moon diary:
If things are hard
If things get easier
In the bottom right is a gorgeous Mark Hearld card I got for my birthday, and a beautiful painting called 'Red Head' by Irina Velkova, above which I've written Vanessa's words about the Season:
With expansion comes reflection.
With harvest comes sacrifice.
Words to ponder as the days shorten and the nights lengthen...
And I must close by showing my lovely Full Moon necklace which my dear, dear friend Tina made (it came in the post on Saturday). It's hard to show the silvery, bluey, textured surface... and can you see the wee moonstone bead??
And on the back...
Aren't I blessed???