Saturday, April 30, 2011

May Flowers

"Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers."
~ Thomas Tusser ~

As a child I remember making little construction paper May Baskets, decorating them with crayons, glue, and lots of glitter. We would fill the little baskets with flowers and candy, then sneak to our neighbors houses, hang them on the door, ring the bell and run.

I was always so excited, wondering what their reaction was to my sweet little glittery treat.



Check out the May Baskets at: http://victoriamag.com/article.aspx?id=5484

Goddess Flora

May Day is an ancient celebration honoring the Roman goddess Flora. Flora was the goddess of all flowering plants.

Although the giving of May baskets has faded in popularity, I am honoring Goddess Flora and placing this “May Day Basket” on your door step today.








Please enjoy. Happy May Day!


"The May-pole is up,
Now give me the cup;
I'll drink to the garlands around it;
But first unto those
Whose hands did compose
The glory of flowers that crown'd it."
~ Robert Herrick, The Maypole, 1660 ~

2 comments:

  1. What a delightful tradition!I love May flowers!

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  2. Thank you Sheryl. I love May flowers too!

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