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Thursday, May 2, 2013

May Day


Happy 1st of May!
I spent the day at home today, with the windows and doors open
and lovely warm breezes flowing through the house.
The house smelled like cinnamon streusel, too!



I enjoyed little things like bleeding hearts, violets and
pears ripening on the kitchen counter.


Sweet little birds sang and played in the trees.
The parakeets seemed to be having a conversation with them,
which was very entertaining!



Shadow watched, too, and amused me as I snapped
photos of the budding trees.



In celebration of May, I filled my antique
 French market basket with Verbena and swept the front porch. 


 And I smiled as I walked past Taylor's
room and noticed his graduation gown hanging up.
Got another one of those sentimental twinges of "Omg, where
has the time gone?  My buddy is all grown up!"  Graduation is Saturday!




Happy May!



46 comments:

  1. May Day! May Day!

    Spring has sprung. The weather is beautiful! Well, except maybe in Minnesota. They're enjoying a bit more snow today. We got in and out in perfect time.

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    1. Snow? Oh dear! Yes, at least it waited until you left! ha.

      When I was in grade school, they would set up a May Pole with streamers and we would make paper cornucopias to hold flowers. I wonder why that tradition died. Probably wasn't PC in some way. haha.

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    2. We used to pick daffodils, put them in paper cones with handles, and hang them on doors of houses in our neighborhood, especially houses where old ladies lived. We would knock on the door, run and hide, and spy to see the reactions. It's a good memory and we brought smiles to the faces of many neighborhood women. I think this tradition has also been forgotten, maybe because children don't run and play outdoors unsupervised like we did.

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    3. What a fun memory! I'm sure the ladies did enjoy getting a little surprise on their door! We used to run and play all over unsupervised, too! We'd just be home by dark! My how times have changed!

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  2. Thought that was snow
    On the tree at first you gave a show lol
    Was going to go ewww
    But that doesn't need to come due
    And shadow sure wants a snack
    Needs super springs to jump that high and attack

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    1. No snow
      just lots of blooms to show!
      And Shadow did get a bird to show!
      Jumped up and caught it in his mouth in one go!
      I sat at the window in wonder
      as he is quick just like his mother!
      Didn't grab my camera, though
      just sorry to see the birdy go.
      But the slow ones will get caught
      as survival of the fittest is taught.

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    2. People would have a field day with that
      If you showed it at your mat haha

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    3. yes, they would hate me for sure
      and they would all leave with a blur. ha.
      But owls and eagles eat little cats
      so maybe it's payback for that. lol.
      Shadow is in that tree right now!
      He will never give up that chow. yum. ha.

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  3. Hm. I always thought "May Day" was a distress call...

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  4. This has to be one of the prettiest posts ever!

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    1. It was one of the prettiest days ever! ha.

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  5. Happy May, Betsy! Great spring photos : )

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  6. What a perfectly lovely day you had...
    Sweet smells...
    Beautiful flowers...
    Perfect...
    Good for you...
    I like that you are posting more pictures...they are great!!
    Congrats to the Grad...you must be so proud!!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. It was a lovely day...and I got some spring cleaning done, too!

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  7. Oh I love the verbena! And I'll sample that cinnamon streusel deliciousness!

    I celebrated by visiting the greenhouse for some things for the front porch.

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    1. I have never bought a verbena before! It was the last one left at the greenhouse, which I thought was strange...it's early yet to be buying outdoor flowers. I don't even think the mother's day shipments had come in yet! ha. But I do love this plant...trailing arms and lovely color!

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  8. Shadow REALLY looks like he's trying to figure out how get to that bird feeder :-)

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  9. sounds like a rather lovely day...i like that smell...it makes me hungry...liking the birdsong of spring too...i am listening to the crickets from the porch right now...smiles.

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    1. The crickets haven't arrived here yet! But the june bugs have. They always arrive at the first of May. yuck. haha.

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  10. What lovely pictures; finally I put some autumn pictures in my blog I had have some problems with.pictures; love your verbena and violets I love how smell violets Timed ago I had a lovely violet parfum from Ralph Lauren but you know sometimes I never see again here was one of my favorite parfum:)

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    1. Oh, I bet that perfume smelled lovely! I've never heard of it! Does Ralph Lauren still make it? I need to come and see your autumn pictures!

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    2. Yes I think.in states is still I dont know. But here always arrive the news parfum but sometimes the old id difficult find!

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  11. You match images to perfection Betsy, so that the whole is greater than the sum of the individual photos.

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    1. thanks, alan....it was a fun day for photographing!

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  12. Such lovely images - especially of gorgeous Shadow!! Happy happy May Day!! Take care
    x

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    1. Oh, that Shadow is something else! He practically lives in that tree waiting for birds!

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  13. Oh dear Betsy, what beautiful and consoling pictures and sentiments! And I am really so glad, you had such a lovely first of May. Over here in Southern Germany it was also a glorious day, brimming with bees and birdsong, sunshine and a sudden abundance of flowers. My two cherry trees in full bloom...But in the morning my poor, sweet Mimi, the cat who came to my house at the 1rst of March, had to pass from this world and no, it was not very peaceful and I am so utterly sorrow for the poor little kitty...
    Christel

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    1. Oh Christel, I'm so sorry to hear about Mimi. I remember she was sick when you took her in. Aw...but you did your best to care for her. Big hugs...

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  14. what beautiful images and words, such a lovely post!

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    1. thanks, laurie...I was hoping to share the beauty and peacefulness of a gorgeous day! Looks like we're in for another one just like it again today!

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  15. Beautiful photos and a lovely day!

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    1. thanks, dawn...hope it's lovely where you are, too!

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  16. Wonderful pictures and thoughts. This is such a glorious time of year. Graduation...yes, time goes by so quickly.

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    1. After spring gets here I enjoy it and stop longing for more snow. haha. Even with my itchy eyes, I am enjoying this lovely season!

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  17. Oh Betsy, representational shots of Spring and they are beautiful. How old is Taylor now? He's getting married, yes?

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    1. He is 21! Yes...a wedding in July!

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  18. This post has made me pretty dang hungry for cinnamon streusel, not much beats the smell of cinnamon either in my opinion. Great post Betsy, May Day seems like it was a good one where you just soaked in the wonders and pleasures that life offers, good on you!

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    1. Wish you were here, Matt...I'd serve you up a slice! :)

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  19. Delightful. We had warm sunshine too, hurray! Now excuse me while I go and look for something to eat, that streusel looks so yummy.

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    1. I think everyone enjoyed a lovely day today...here and over your way!

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  20. Graduation already? The time does fly and I find myself wishing for the days when they were younger and we had summers together. And now, my children are still at home only because they can't afford to move out and one just can't seem to land a job. I had to go back and review your photos again. Such lovely shots. You have the eye of an artist. The field sparrow is adorable. So tiny and gentle. We have a few that come to our feeder as well. Any trouble with squirrels on your seed feeders?

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  21. Hi Betsy .. graduation is today .. I expect I've just got time to swing some love across the pond to arrive in time for an afternoon graduation ... have fun and many congratulations to Taylor and his family - you all, Lauren and family, and then those critters many!

    Happy May and lovely year ahead .. Hilary

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