i can’t believe it’s may. MAY! a month i love. the month we can finally celebrate the last frost date – but wait! that was back in michigan and new york. frost is long since gone from this heat zone. but may first it is. while my seasonal navigation system still feels a bit off here, it’s no excuse not to celebrate may day. i know there’s lots of complex history and connotations connected with this day, but for me it’s a simple recognition. since i don’t have any spring bulbs blooming to give a dear friend (something my mom and i would always do), i decided to put up a maypole. quite some time ago, a big wind blew down one of virginia’s limbs. it’s been laying in the back yard ever since, providing branches for my seasonal displays on the front porch and vertical interest in my containers. now it’s just in the way when we ever get around to mowing. so i erected the may pole (ha ha, see connotations above) and hitched it on the raised vegetable garden trellis. no pretty ribbons, but some pretty kickin’ fluorescent green rope! and i will happily allow the beetles, spiders, ants, bees, birds and other critters who admire it to become its guardians, lest someone or something try to steal it away.
i know, you think i’m bizarre. thank you.
happy birthday susan, celebrate because it’s a BIG ONE!!! see how many exclamation points i gave that?
happy may day.