Thursday, May 1, 2008
May 1 - Beltane
The ancient Celtic festival of Beltane.
A celebration of spring, fertility, passion and lust.
Dancing 'round the Maypole.
Well, it's too cold for dancing outside in this part of the world. Our warm summer-like week has given way to cooler spring weather.
Fertility? I think not.
Passion? Packed away in the past.
Spring? Most definitely! I can certainly do spring. Spend some time in my garden. Daffodils and tulips are in full swing now. Liliac flower buds are still curled up tightly, hiding under their leaves. Won't be long now.
Bleeding heart is up. Not in bloom yet, but up and waiting for warm sunshine to awaken it. Birds building nests. Chipmunks skittering across my back deck, looking for food.
So May 1st and Spring - yes! Here I come!