Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy May Day, to You All and especially to Vagabonde


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 . . .


7 comments:

Ms. A said...

Well, thank you kindly!

Merisi said...

Happy May Day to you all!
Love the lilies in the rain, such perfect little gems those raindrops are.

It's a holiday here, from what I understand old-fashioned labor day. Spring rains put a bit of a damper on all the outdoor marches and speeches, but mother nature sure loves every raindrop that keeps falling. Arid gardens and fields are soaking it up thirstily.

Barbara Rogers said...

Happy May Day aka Beltaine! Sending blessings for a year of health, happiness and abundance!

Frances said...

The muguets and iris with raindrops are a fabulous, traditional way to wish Happy May Day.

I also like that old tradition of May 1 being a day to honor workers.

xo

Cathy Keller said...

Raindrops on the iris is so very beautiful!!! Wishing you a grand weekend!

Juliet Batten said...

What a fresh post, with the lily of the valley and the rain drops on the iris. Here we have just passed Samhain/Halloween with falling leaves and increasing darkness.

Kath Marsh said...

Thank you so much, and the best right back to you!