Thursday, May 1, 2014

happy beltane!

It's May 1. On the old European agrarian schedule, this is the start of summer (and hence, the solstice is called "midsummer," and the winter solstice "midwinter"). It's a festival of flowers, those gorgeous precursors of the harvest. I wasn't even thinking about this this morning; as I watered the garden, I picked a few loose  blooms (bleeding hearts, bluebells, avens roses, lilacs) and tucked them together into this vase, loose and free and a little wild - like Beltane itself!

However you measure out the seasons of your year, it's a gorgeous sunny and warm day here in Seattle, and it could feel more like summer. Happy Thursday! Happy day!

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