Sunday, May 1, 2011

MAY DAY

I was thinking of sharing some of my flower pictures with you and I thought what a better day then May Day! What are your visions of May Day? This picture is what I always thought May Day was all about. Then I looked it up and found out that it means a whole lot of things to different people.

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May 1st, often called May Day, just might have more holidays than any other day of the year. It's a celebration of Spring. It's a day of political protests. It's a neopagan festival, a saint's feast day, and a day for organized labor. In many countries, it is a national holiday. (source)


Do you remember me talking about the Ranunculus we didn't see in Carlsbad, CA last month? At that time I bought a bouquet and took pictures of them. Well when we went to Costco just before Easter they had a several beautiful bouquets of them and of course I had to have one. I can stare at these all day long. Anyway I thought I would share them with you for May Day.



I think I might have to get a canvas made!

This is my favorite.

Have a beautiful May!

28 comments:

Expats Again said...

They are just lovely. Happy May Day!

Mara said...

In our house May 1st is the day my parents got married, which is more important than spring, socialism or anything else!

Do you know you probably can get ranunculus plants to put in your garden, so you can have the flowers for a long time? You might need seeds for them though...

Mary said...

Those pictures are gorgeous! Such beautiful flowers!

EmptyNester said...

I had some lovely Ranunculus in my deck baskets but the storms of the last couple of week finally took their toll on them. They were so pretty! I love your pinks! Mine were white.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

BEaUTiFul photos! I love those..and Yes! You should get them on canvas for you to enjoy all year long!

Dysfunctional Mom said...

Beautiful photos! I just have to find myself a ranunculus plant for my garden.

Brandy@YDK said...

Totally gorgeous.

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

That last shot would be gorgeous on canvas.

Mildred said...

The flower collages are gorgeous! I delivered 2 May Day baskets full of candy to neighbors. It was fun for all of us! Happy May Day to you!

myletterstoemily said...

ranunculas are my favorite of all flowers.
so exquisite and lovely.

secret agent woman said...

Those are really beautiful flowers. happy may Day!

Cherie said...

Gorgeous flowers!! I love pink :-D

Happy May Day - it is finally warm here!!

Technodoll said...

AbFab flowers!! do they smell as lovely as they look? they remind me a bit of peonies which are just about my favorite flower, but then again we're limited here with what can grow in our gardens so what do I know ;-)

xinex said...

I think the rununculus are one of the most beautiful floers, Debbie. Thanks for the bday greetings. Happy May!..Christine

jayayceeblog said...

When I was a kid living in the mid-West, we used to make construction paper baskets, fill them with picked dandelions, leave them on the neighbors' porches, rings their doorbells and run. That was our version of a May Day celebration. Martha Stewart did a little bit on Ranunculas the other day and I thought of you! Love your idea of having a canvas made with your beautiful flower pictures!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

oh Debby, they are gorgeous! laurie

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

May 1st has finally brought some beautiful weather to me here in Northern California!

Love your pictures Debby! Enjoy your week...

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

Thoase are pretty. I love that flower too. Trish

LynnMarie said...

What a pretty flower! Love how the pettels are so close together.

Ginny Marie said...

I love May Day! I really wanted to make May Day baskets with my girls this year, but I just didn't get around to it. Making May Day baskets with my mom is a wonderful memory I have.

Amy said...

THanks for sharing this info. I loved your pictures.. Happy May..

April said...

Wow...those flowers are beyond GORGEOUS! Love the soft pink color!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Those are beautiful they remind me of my grandmother :)

Garden of Egan said...

We were talking about May Day yesterday and what it meant. Thanks for the lesson!

I love the flowers they are beautiful.

Trish said...

Thank you Debby...Happy May my friend.
And I absolutely love these flowers...will have to look foe some.

Nichol said...

May hasn't been really nice here! They were calling for snow tomorrow, luckily that went away. I may need to pay you to get one of those on canvas, how pretty!

Tonja said...

I just learned about these beautiful flowersa few years back and since then I look for them all the time. The are so intriging! I,too, can just sit and look! Beautiful!

Kristin - The Goat said...

Those flowers are just gorgeous and you did a great job photographing them. You should get a canvas made! Happy May 7th to you LOL I'm a little late!

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