Friday, 2 May 2014

May Day Blossoms

When I was a little girl we always made May Day baskets filled with flowers to give to friends and neighbours.  I seem to remember it had something to do with the ancient celebration of the goddess Flora. 


I don't think children do this any more.  I can't remember when I last saw a May Day basket or where.  


An early evening wander around the garden brought back those childhood memories of May Day flowers.


I know I am a day late... sorry.


I am a bit slow, like this little fellow.


Let's just pretend it's still May Day and I still have time to leave a posy on your door step. 

6 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea, I have never heard of that. Your garden is looking very pretty, even the snail is decorative!

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    1. Cute as that little snail may be, I know he is resting so he can stay up all night nibbling the tender shoots in the garden. : )

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  2. So very beautiful these May day flowers and that slow fellow.

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    1. He's not so slow when it comes to eating the seedlings. ; )

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  3. What a lovely tradition! I think we should revive it and thank you for your beautiful, virtual May Day basket :)

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    1. We should also revive the May Pole... not that we ever had one at our school. : )

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