Monday, May 2, 2016

A Day Late

Let's pretend that I'm not really a day late and today is May 1st. I meant to post this yesterday but the day got away from me.

May 1st is a special day for so many reasons. It's truly the start of nice weather in North America. Even if there's still snow on the ground or in the air, you know it won't last long. It's now safe to start planting gardens and the dogs know that it's almost swimming time.

Everyone celebrates May 1st in their own way.

Maybe a baseball game. In my case yesterday I watched a hockey playoff game.
Some like to parade. I don't know if Russia still has a big May Day parade but they probably do.
Some like to dance around the Maypole with friends.
When I was younger, we used to celebrate with a big birthday cake because it was my Grandfather's birthday.
I've always thought that one of the nicest ways to celebrate the day was with May baskets. Wouldn't it make you smile to open your door and ind a basket of flowers hanging there?
Well, I didn't make May baskets this year, but I did admire some of our May flowers. This is a wild rose that our bird friends planted along the fence. This is the first time it's flowered, but beware, it has nasty thorns.
 The weigela is just starting to open up.
The Pyracantha is in full flower. Imagine how many orange berries we'll have later.
My iris are outstanding this year. Every year they spread a little further and look more majestic.
The birds are great gardeners. I planted one small batch of these vinca a few years ago and now they're everywhere. They make a good ground cover and help keep the yard from eroding, so they're welcome.
The April showers did a good job. Just look how green the back yard looks.
May is a wonderful month. How do you celebrate?


Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

I spent yesterday on the phone trying to resolve a phone issue for 4.5 hours. Not the best May day! I have never really celebrated May, except my sister's birthday and mother's day. Canadians have Victoria Day weekend in May (weekend before Memorial Day). We just had the driest April on record and one of the coldest so our flowers are delayed. Hopefully spring will really come soon!

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

We love flower pictures. Thank you for sharing yours.

Ruby said...

OMD, did someone say..CAKE??!!! Oh, sorry, I thoughts there was cupcakes with sprinkles...shoot. Anyhu, your backyard looks AMAZIN'!!!! And I bet they taste FABulous! Um, I mean, SMELL FABulous! (okays, so I've been 'grazin' on Ma's plants, and it's kinda ticking her off. I don't know why. I'm just doin' some trimming so they gets all nice and full! geesh.
Okays,you guys have a FABulous May Day week!
Ruby ♥

rottrover said...

Our El Nino-ette has made everything in our canyon look beautiful. The yucca are blooming, the cactus, too and all the many bushes that make up our chapparelle are beautiful, lush and green. I hope it lasts through the month of May! Otto says "hi."

Molly said...

Happy May, Miss Sue! Your flowers are just beautiful☺

Casey said...

Momma wore flowers in her hair and danced around the Maypole!

Nichole Burke said...

Ohhh... a May basket is a good idea! Especially for those of us who still have a wooden Easter Bunny hanging on their front door.........