Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy May Day!

May Baskets

Let us take our baskets early
To the meadows green,
While the wild-flowers still are pearly
With the dewdrops' sheen.

Fill them full of blossoms rosy,
Violets and gay
Cowslips, every pretty posy
Welcoming the May.

Then our lovely loads we'll carry
Down the village street,
On each door, with laughter merry,
Hang a basket sweet.

Hey-a-day-day! It is spring now,
Lazy folks, awake!
See the pretty things we bring now
For the May Day's sake!

by Evaleen Stein

May Day brings fond memories of filling baskets full of flowers- tulips and lilacs, leaving them on family, friends and neighbors front doors, ringing the door bell, hiding behind a bush and waiting for the delighted recipient to smile and wonder who delivered the beautiful blossoms. Do little fairies deliver May Day baskets today?


lilylovekin said...

Your painted may basket is lovely. I was away camping and lost track of the days, but it is still too cold in the mountains for flowers of any kind.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

This painting is so pretty! You are very talented. Glad I found your blog!!

Beads2yarn said...

What a lovely painting of your flowers. You made them look as pretty as they are.