Happy May Day!

Zephirine Drouhin is my favorite climbing rose. It smells so good!

I hope you all have a wonderful day today, on this ancient celebration of the return of spring.

Celebrations of old used to include the gathering of wildflowers and green branches, garlands of floral weavings, the crowning of king and queens of May and the enchanted dances around the feminine Maypole, or decorated May tree.

One year in elementary school, our teacher told us all about May Day and how flowers were hung secretly on door knobs in celebration of the old English tradition. We made little cones to fill with flowers to give to our mothers as a surprise.

When my children were little, I had found a small plastic cone reminiscent of that time and just had to buy it. The cones, also known as a tussie mussie, can be hung not only on door knobs, but on the wall or even a garden gate.

In honor of May Day, I hope you enjoy these flowers.

Flowers are placed on the statues of Mary and I just had to share the photos of the beautiful holy reminders that add to the peaceful interior of Catholic churches.