Vagabonde -- whose wonderful blog RECOLLECTIONS OF A VAGABONDE is always full of beautiful pictures and fascinating history, commented yesterday on my post about getting wet in the first rain of May to ensure good health for the year:
"My tradition, French that is, is that you need to get, find, be offered .. whatever - at least one sprig of muguet – called here lily of the valley. You can even send a postcard to someone with lily of the valley on it. I don’t know about health, but it is supposed to give you love and happiness for the whole year. "
So I offer to you all, a tiny bouquet of lilies of the valley, that you may have love and happiness, along with the good health that first rain should bring.
(It was raining yesterday afternoon when I went out to pick the muguet and I couldn't resist the rain drops on the iris.)
I wish I could send along the heavenly fragrance of the muguet as well . . .