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Robert Frost

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Dancing Round the Maypole

I'm so happy that May has arrived. I'm as happy as these little critters dancing around the Maypole!

In early April I had sent out a tweet pic (of snow and sleet) with the message that 'April was the cruelest month.'  It turned out to be a crueler month than I could have imagined. We had been teased by the warmer temperatures in March and then April arrived, pelted us with sleet and hail and then rained purple tears all over us. I'm glad April is behind us.

Welcome May! Sun-kissed and sweet, May is the true beginning of spring up north. The flowers start to bloom in earnest and the green things leap out of the ground!

 Plum Blossoms 

 Purple Violets

What a pity flowers can utter no sound! 
A singing rose, a whispering violet, a murmuring honeysuckle, 
Oh, what a rare and exquisite miracle would these be!
                                   ~~ Henry Ward Beecher

 Raindrops on the Bloodroot leaves

After raining on us for nearly a week the sun finally came out.

Guy Noir enjoying some sun...

I'm wishing for all of you fine weather 
and lovely new memories in the month of May. 
~~ Diane ~~


  1. Enjoy your Maypole dancing! Happy Spring!

  2. You really know how to welcome any season, month or holiday, dear Diane, and this is just more proof of that. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful posts. Hugs.

  3. Yay, Happiest May, wishing you magic and light!Beautiful..such sweet whimsy charmers dancing around the Maypole! Gorgeous blooms..gorgeous colors! I look forward to some blooms here soon!
    Wishing you a fantastic day

  4. Oh, those purple violets are stunning, Diane. Yes, May is here! Such a lovely month. And I see Guy Noir is enjoying the warm sun very much. What a pretty picture of the raindrops on the leaves.

    Happy May day!

    love, ~Sheri

  5. I think your rain made it to our house! Rain all weekend here. Love the maypole photo, so sweet. Glad your spring has begun. Beautiful garden photos, and Guy Noir looking quite fetching. :)

  6. I love the poetic shot of the raindrops on the bloodroot leaves...and of course Guy Noir :)

  7. Happy May to you! The first photograph is adorable. Purple tears - yes, April was a sad month. I hope you're well and thank you for your support over on Twitter. xx

  8. The purple violets are just beautiful. They were my dad's favourite flowers, so I always think if him when I see them.
    Guy Noir looks as though he is thoroughly enjoying the sun.
    Happy May Diane, I hope the sun continues to shine for you. x

  9. Dear Diane so glad May has brought sunshine and flowers your way. Our April was much colder than our March. Hoping like you winter is finally gone and the weather will settle. Here's to a lovely May. Hugs!

  10. I can't believe we're almost halfway through another year! Time flies.

    Guy Noir is a beautiful boy. :)

  11. Happy May my friend! Guy Noir is so handsome! Big Hugs!


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