Thursday, May 01, 2008

Welcome May!

May Day
"The merriest month of the year arrives bringing with it sunshine, birdsong, apple blossoms, budding lilacs, and longer days to enjoy life as spring's promise is finally fulfilled. Start the month off on a high note with the celebration of May Day!" -Mrs. Sharp's Traditions


Springtime
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The world's favorite season is the spring.
All things seem possible in May.
- Edwin Way Teale


May Day
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'But I must gather knots of flowers,
And buds and garlands gay,
For I'm to be Queen o' the May, mother,
I'm to be Queen o' the May.'
- Alfred Lord Tennyson


Flowers
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Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers.

- Thomas Tusser, A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, 1557


Garden
I thought that spring must last forevermore
For I was young and loved, and it was May.

- Vera Brittain, May Morning


Spring
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I climbed and I climbed to the top of the tree;
High up in the branches I stood.
Below in the field was a man with his plough,
And I called him as loud as I could.

He stopped, and he looked at the hedges and lane,
And no one at all could he see,
For he never once thought, as he wondered and stared
I was up in the top of the tree.

I swung and I swayed with the tree in the wind;
I was not afraid I would fall;
The maple seeds spread out their little green wings,
And nobody saw me at all.

K. Pyle

~*~Happy May to all of my friends!~*~

26 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Happy May Day to you too. You so inspire me with your projects. I made your mussie tussies with flowers this week for the kids. I will post pictures when I blog next. It has been a tough week here so haven't done much blogging.

Kelly said...

Happy May Day to you, too, dear friend! Hugs!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Happy May Day to you, dear Kelli! And may your garden grow especially beautiful today! :)

Mary said...

Kelli,

What a delightful May Day post and a Happy May Day to you. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Mary

Susan P. said...

Happy May Day to you, Kelli! I loved reading all the poems and looking at the beautiful pics. I just love May:o)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful May Post. I especially love the pictures anbd the poems.
Happy Mothers Day to you!

Cathy said...

I just loved your pretty May post, Kelli! And the poem reminded me of my grandson climbing trees. :)

Barbara H. said...

What pretty pictures and lovely sentiments!

JanMary said...

Lovely post. Happy May Day from Northern Ireland.

Pat said...

HAPPY MAY DAY Kelli!!!

Wish I could give you a bouquet of Spring flowers to celebrate!

Hugs, Pat

Heather K said...

I've been hearing about these May Day traditions on a few blogs...never heard of it all before...
we celebrated May Day on the 24th of May--The Queens birthday..since we're a colony of England I guess.Didn't know that MayDay was actually the 1st of may...and I like the little flower thingys ...oh mussie tussies..I think they're called..that you leave on someone's door..cute idea.
:)
thanks for praying for my mil.
Heather

dot said...

What a dee-lightful post! I see me in the first picture doing the may pole!

Heather K said...

ps..
I just remembered that you're a transplanted Canadian...so I guess you probably grew up with the same Mayday celebration...? Maybe not though if you're from the East.

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

Happy First day of May to you!♥

I may have to borrow the Queen of the May quote...it was darling as was the tree poem!

picketfencemom said...

Happy May to you too, dear friend! What lovely pictures, thoughts, and verses. Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Amy

TJ said...

I wish you and your lovely family a wonderful May!

Hugs
TJ

Eileen said...

Happy May Day to you too Kelli. Have a blessed day. I will be back tomorrow to check out your show and tell. Take Care:)

P.S. Thank You for leaving a comment on my blog:)

PEA said...

Happy May Day to you too dear Kelli:-) I so loved all your pictures and quotes. Since reading all about the Maypole Dance, it's something I want to do now....wonder if I can make my own and dance around it tonight...make the neighbours think I've completely gone over the deep end! hehe xoxo

Farrah said...

Happy May to you, my friend! A very happy May to you! :-)

Sioux said...

Happy May Day!

Jewelgirl said...

Happy May Day to a Lovely and
Talented lady! (hugs)

Feathering My Nest said...

Very pretty Kelli. Happy May Day, and have a great evening.

Kathi

Jodi said...

Kelli ~

I just spent some time catching up on your blog. As always it's filled with many delightful things. You look like you've got your garden going strong. And your card making ideas are just beautiful! Happy May to you and your sweet family! :o)

Deborah said...

Hello from Canada! You have a beautiful blog here!

Storybook Woods said...

I am a little behind on everything this week. Happy belated May Love Clarice

Julie said...

This is a delightful post with delightful illustrations.

I did a Beltane (May Day) post last year but totally forgot this year. The reason: It was cold, cloudy, windy and nasty here on May 1.