Nature is putting on its best show and
warmer weather is coming although in some parts of the
country moisture and southern winds refuse to give up.
Spring days are usually fickle and unsettled and can be
unseasonably cold, rainy, stormy or hot and sunny.
This year, May has arrived exactly this way. But...
But,on May first,soaking up the sun, enjoying
the sweet wind blowing wearing lighter clothing
and capturing spring’s awesomeness
were fortunately quite possible for us.
The name of the month is in honor of the Goddess Maia,
a beautiful Greek nymph, mother of Hermes and one
of the wives of Zeus who was lately associated
with the Goddess of Spring by the Romans.
To welcome the most glorious month of spring,
we usually pay homage to the outburst
of nature’s beauty. May Day is a bank holiday
which allows us to feel free in the open air.
We gather flowers and decorate everything!
The prettiest flowers are carefully braided
into wreaths which hang on the doorways or
balconies and remain in place until 24th
(feast of St.John) when they are tossed
and burned in great bonfires.
Rural people also decorate their May wreath
with garlic for protection against the evil eye!
I couldn't break with traditions, so I made
my own wreath using the blooming flowers of
our country garden but the balcony where
it stands is shady almost all day so the
photos aren't so good.( 7th and last)
Hope you are enjoying life's pleasures
and avoiding everything negative
evil or harmful.
Thank you so much for every little jot
you leave in my blog space.