In a Vase on Monday – May Day

“May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel most alive.” ~Fennel Hudson

Hurray, hurray, it’s May, it’s May! Happy Beltane. If you missed it, it was May 1st. What is Beltane you might ask? Beltane or Bealtaine is the Gaelic May Day festival. It marks the beginning of summer and is held on May 1st.

It has many traditions , but the one I love is making a posy of current blooms in my garden and placing it on the threshold of my front door for luck.

This year, the ‘Little Beauty’ species tulips were blooming en masse.

Aren’t they just stunning close up with their purply-blue centers.

So I picked a bunch and added Columbine leaves as the plant has gotten huge and could spare some leaves. I am waiting for it to bloom this month.

So much is beginning to flower, and lots of surprises in flora and fauna in the garden. Hoping to show some of the surprises soon.

This is another of my precious Belleek bud vases. A gift from a dear friend. With this vase, I am joining in with the wonderful meme, In A Vase On Monday, from Cathy at  Rambling in the Garden.

All the pictures shared in this post were taken with my Nikon Coolpix or iPhone camera, and manipulated on my iPhone using the apps, Pixlr and Prisma. 

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16 Replies to “In a Vase on Monday – May Day”

  1. Ooh, Little Beauty is a favourite of mine and how lovely they look in a vase Donna. And that vase is really pretty too. Happy May!

    1. Thanks Cathy. I have been waiting a couple years now until they grew a big enough patch so I could cut a bunch for a vase.

  2. I’m glad to see that you’re properly celebrating and enjoying May, Anna! I’m envious of those exceptional ‘Little Beauty’ tulips. I have recollections of creating little posies to hang on neighbors’ doors in recognition of May Day as a child and it strikes me that it’s too bad that practice has faded into oblivion.

  3. I love those tulips and what a wonderful (new to me) tradition to leave them on your doorstep. Happy May!

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