Happy May Day

I wandered over to the Wunderground.com to check the extended forecast for this first week in May and here is what I saw:

Thursday
partlycloudy Mostly cloudy in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 84F with a heat index of 91F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
nt_partlycloudy Overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
partlycloudy Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 86F with a heat index of 95F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
nt_cloudy Overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph.
Saturday
partlycloudy Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 86F with a heat index of 97F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

via Wunderground.com

Do you see what caught my eye? Heat indexes in the 90’s by Thursday…Rising almost to triple digits by Saturday…And this is spring?
Sorry for the lack of posts here…But, I’ve been out enjoying the beautiful Spring weather. Planting garden beds might seem a bit presumptuous after last years heat and drought. But after a year of browns, the greens that sprang up over this past winter continue to amaze me and draw me out each day. Trust me, as the summer warms up, I’ll be back in the house and online.

May Day

The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times, with the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers, and the Walpurgis Night celebrations of the Germanic countries[citation needed]. It is also associated with the Gaelic Beltane. Many pagan celebrations were abandoned or Christianized during the process of conversion in Europe. A more secular version of May Day continues to be observed in Europe and America. In this form, May Day may be best known for its tradition of dancing the maypole dance and crowning of the Queen of the May. Various Neopagan groups celebrate reconstructed (to varying degrees) versions of these customs on May 1st.

The day was a traditional summer holiday in many pre-Christian European pagan cultures[citation needed]. While February 1 was the first day of Spring, May 1 was the first day of summer; hence, the summer solstice on June 25 (now June 21) was Midsummer[citation needed]. In the Roman Catholic tradition, May is observed as Mary’s month, and in these circles May Day is usually a celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In this connection, in works of art, school skits, and so forth, Mary’s head will often be adorned with flowers in a May crowning[citation needed]. Fading in popularity since the late 20th century is the giving of “May baskets,” small baskets of sweets and/or flowers, usually left anonymously on neighbours’ doorsteps.[2]

via May Day – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

2 thoughts on “Happy May Day”

  1. There are a lot of people who are out in the yards and gardens, doing their thing. I’m going to have to spend the afternoon dealing with the strawberries I got from Froberg’s yesterday. I’ll freeze some, and gorge myself with the rest.

    A blog friend who lives in the Spring area says the blueberry farms up there are about two weeks’ away from being ready to pick. I’ll be there for sure, bucket in hand.

    Otherwise, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for rain.

    1. It’s funny…I avoid Froberg’s during the peak picking times but do my vegetable shopping there every week. One of the benefits of living in Alvin. I just planted 8 blueberry plants as a hedge to park my cars behind. One plant has berries on it. It’ll be a few years before I can actually pick a batch.

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