Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Day

Happy May Day! I don't really understand what May Day is, but it's celebrated here in the Midwest with goodie baskets that our neighbors leave us and that Sam had fun doing at preschool today, so it works for us! 

It's the first day of May today, but it doesn't feel like it. It's in the 40s and it's chilly, cloudy, and wet, as it's been all week. We've had a few nice days here and there over the last few weeks, but overall it hasn't been the best weather. Spring has mostly been following in winter's cold, windy footsteps. There are two magnolia trees in our front yard that normally bloom beautifully in April, but because of the long winter and chilly spring, they're not blooming as nicely this year. But fortunately I took pictures of last year's blooms, and I never posted them here on the blog, so I'm going to do that now and pretend that it's really this nice out!

Budding beauty



Full-blossomed glory



 


   

Here's hoping that May flowers will soon be blossoming in warmth and abundance!   

2 comments:

Jefran said...

May first is International Workers Day. Or labor day I guess you'd say in the States. So a red flag and a rendition of the Internationale is what you need to celebrate properly.

cheryl said...

I slacked on May Day this year. I didn't do anything. Last year we took flower baskets to Abi's teacher and to my sister and we even did a mini Maypole. And Abi noticed. :)
Oh well.. there is always next year.