Hello ......... a very Happy May Day to you, can it really be May already. This morning I went out into the garden and picks some blooms to make a May Day Basket for my Mum.
This is such a lovely old tradition that seems to have faded away recently, so when I heard on the radio that a near by town was reviving the tradition and asking people to leave posies of flower on bench's bus stops and in other public space, for others to find. I thought it sounded such a lovely thing to do.
So this morning when there was a break in the rain I went out to the garden to pick some flowers for a May Day basket for my Mum.
Being so very ill means she does a awful lot for me so I thought this was the perfect way to say thank you and wish her luck and joy.
I collected a mix of flowers in blues yellows, oranges and whites, most of the small flowers we have
in the garden at the moment.
A Rose for love and Friendship, Forget me Nots, to remember, Daisies for Innocence and loyalty. A Blue Bell for humility,
I think the blue flower is a type of Cornflower, so on that basis it's for Delicacy
and Marigolds as they are so bright and cheerful, although there meaning gives them a bit of a bad press as it's grief, cruelty and jealousy, which is a shame, as I'm sure they are just misunderstood.
Any way as it was raining I left the basket inside for her to find, maybe next year I'll have a bit more energy and will be able to leave some for the neighbours on there doors as per the tradition.
I also I have a bit of a Ta-Dah moment
as I sat and finished the last round of my Spring time Mandala this morning which seemed appropriate for May Day as it was inspired by the Spring Flowers in the Summerhouse garden, you can read more about it 'here'
I've just discovered there is a link up for this, from Laura's blog circle of pines so wonderful. So I'm joining in with Lou at Little green shed May Day link up. Also joining up with Hannapats Mand a long.
Linking up with Nicoles KCCO
Happy May Pole Dancing