Friday, May 1, 2009

~ Happy May Day ~

Happy May Day! Today is May 1st, a time to surprise friends and family with a poesy or two. When you were in school did you make May baskets for your family or a neighbor? We did...our teachers would bring flowers from home and we would fill our baskets, run home, hang them on the front door, ring the doorbell then hide. It was so fun watching that special person when they opened the door.....here are a few May flowers from my yard and out and about. Wisteria intwined with a tree in our backyard...I love it.
This azalea blooms without fail every year.....

Pretty yellow iris...for some reason iris blooms make me think of orchids.

Beautiful snowball bush...I wish it were mine......

My all time favorite rose, Secret. This rose has the most beautiful fragrance...I wish you could smell it and I wish you a wonderful May Day...hugs, Linda




12 comments:

Vintage Tea said...

Happy May Day to you.

We don't seem to celebrate May Day much in the UK but I think i need to introduce a touch of this with my friends.

Victoria xx

Mildred said...

Happy May Day to you as well. What lovely pictures. That is one beautiful rose - wish I could smell the wondrous fragrance.

kbbryant said...

Beautiful, Happy May Day.

Kathy b

Nancy said...

Happy Mothers Day Linda,
I love your new header and boy the flowers are so pretty. Heidi has her wisteria on her blog also. I love it, but don't have any.
I never heard of the May day custom you did. Very neat idea though.
Nancy
PS: Your print is easy to read now, thanks.

Lib said...

Hi Linda,
Happy May Day.
We use to dance around a May pole at school.
Love the flowers!
Have a great wk.end!
Blessins',Lib

Denise said...

I have been out and about and read a lot of May day posts..... I never celebrated May day nor did anyone in my school or life at any age.. It really sounds like I have missed out somewhere and maybe I will give it a go next May day.........
What a beautiful rose..........

Joy said...

I forgot about it being May day yesterday :) What beautiful flowers you have in bloom.

PEA said...

Oh my, such gorgeous flowers! I can't believe all the blooming going on in your part of the world right now...my tulips and daffodils haven't even opened yet! lol My rose bushes and azeleas are just now starting to sprout but at least I know they've survived another Winter:-) xoxo

Back Through Time said...

Happy May Day to you!
Your flowers are beautiful!! It has been so dark and rainy here I am not sure what flowers are blooming.
Happy Belated Birthday to Lisa:-)
Hope you have a good weekend planned. 1st outdoor flea market tomorrow here, it will be REALLY muddy, yuck!
hope to talk to you soon!!
Hugs,
Michellea

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

How pretty your flowers are! I just love wisteria. I would love to continue the May day tradition, but with neighbors being far and few between the miles, I would get chased by a mean old farm dog for sure! {: Happy May day to you! blessings,Kathleen

Love Bears All Things said...

Didn't grow up making May baskets but we did the May Day dance when I was in Elementary school. Each class wore one color. I think it was so pretty weaving in and out. Boys participated, also.
May has always been special to me. Both my Birthday and my Mother's are in May. I had a grandfather and an uncle with May Birthdays. Then we had reunions and decorations. I have three grandsons with May Birthdays.
Mama Bear

Mrs. Staggs said...

Wisteria is one of my all time favorites. I love the scent of it too. Isn't it wonderful to see our old flower friends again?