Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Bringing in the May

"In medieval England, people would celebrate the start of spring by going out to the country or woods—"going a-maying"—and gathering greenery and flowers, or "bringing in the may.". . . .According to Shmuel Ross (found it online!).

Hope you get to dance around a Maypole today!!! (Or, at least, smell some flowers).
And before you get too dizzy......click on over to Honeysuckle Lane...Lana's lovely site:

She has sweet offerings for May and she also has a blog if you would like to leave her a note:

"Spring has many beauties, and May is a fresh and blooming month....."
Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers


Lana said...

Thank you Suzanne! Happy May Day!


Lorraine said...

We were out Maying first thing this morning. And it cracks me up that we used the same title for our posts.

Welcome to Blogopia, btw; it's a wonderful neighborhood, as you've already discovered. I'll be sending some folks over to welcome you!

PAT said...

Hi Suzanne!

Thanks so much for visiting the back porch!

This is a beautiful post. I love lavender and lilacs. I used to grow both, when we lived on the farm.

Back Porch Musings

gina said...

Hello Mrs. George Clooney! I am a friend of Lorraine's and have been directed to your blog via her blog. Welcome to the neighborhood, and please feel free to drop by my place for a chat any time! Now, off I go to peruse your musings. Happy May Day!

Jon said...

Welcome! I'd like to offer this verbal casserole as a warm welcome to our blog neighborhood. I'm already enjoying your work!

Rhoda said...

Happy May Day, Suzanne! I've been out playing in the dirt lately too. It's already getting really hot down south.

Southern Hospitality

Southern Heart said...

I hope that you had a lovely May Day, also! Isn't this a lovely time of year? I loved the Dickens quote, too~


FrenchGardenHouse said...

No Maypole, but a delightful visit in the garden. The hydrangeas and roses are trying their best!


Anonymous said...

Hi Suzanne,
Thank-you for visiting
Your paintings are just wonderful. Would you like to link? I would love to send visitors from Robin Sherwood frecklefarm to see the art and visit with you.

Brin said...

Hi Suzanne!

Wow! I feel as though I should invite you out for coffee or something... so much to say! :D

First off, I'm intrigued by your paintings. I love original art, and am very interested in your style. What talent you have! I can't wait to go back and read more about it. Oh! That and your garden, too. I love reading about anything that grows...

Secondly, ETBU?! Really? I grew up in Atlanta and nearly all my friends went to ETBU. That would be between 1993-1997 or so when they entered as freshmen, so our time there may or may not coincide. I spent a lot of time in Longview, and make it over to Marshall or Jefferson occassionally. Small world!

So glad you could stop in. Thanks for the kind comment on my blog. I'm happy to welcome you back whenever you have the time!

Have a great day!

rosemary said...

Greetings from Idaho....a bit north in Sandpoint. Lorriane sent me to introduce myself....she also said to bring a welcoming casserole. I don't cook, but I did stop at Yoke's and bought a bag of Oreo's and ate them all in your honor. I am off to visit your paintings....I love folk art! May I add you to my blog roll? I read all of your posts to date....bless you.

Sling said...

Hi Suzanne!
You have no way of knowing this,but I've been a fan of your art since you painted the wine bottle in lorraine's dining room!
Welcome to Bloggertown! :)
(I left a comment a couple days ago,but it got sent back as "undeliverable"..hope this one sticks)