I love living in New England. I love the seasons, the landscape, the history, and the wildlife.
May 1, 2011
Happy May Day!
May Day is observed on May 1st and is a celebration of the arrival of spring.
It is believed that the May Day holiday originated in Roman times as a festival of flowers. Although it isn't widely celebrated in the United States, it is pretty popular in other countries.
Maypole dancing is a form of folk dancing that has its participants dancing around the pole, weaving in and out with the streamers that are attached to it. There are actually several kinds of May Dances, which vary by country. Many believe that the dance itself is a fertility ritual. It's still practiced today in many parts of the world, especially Scandanavian countries.
Let's celebrate Spring!
Hens and Chicks
Our hens and chicks are growing along the rock wall.
The first lettuce and beet seeds have sprouted in the garden and the chives and rhubarb are off to a great start.
I started some seed potatoes in containers indoors and they look wonderful.
Mama robin has returned for the second year to build a nest under the roof of our porch.
The heavy rains unearthed some interesting bottles and a silver spoon from the banks along our brook.