Thursday, 1 May 2008

Queen of the May

To celebrate May Day, I thought I'd share this photo from the Hedgewitch herb garden. She was rescued from a skip by a friend who saw her and thought of me .. as soon as I saw her, the name 'Flora' popped into my mind and I have always thought of her as Queen of the May. She sits in a quiet corner, like a guardian spirit, amongst the herbs and helps to create a special atomosphere.


Cheryl said...

How lovely have a way with you that I like.

Nutty Knitter said...

Hedgewitch, can you share with me the significance May Day has for you?
Thank you :o)

Hedgewitch said...

None, as such, nutty!

Though I'm interested in traditional celebrations and folklore that tie into the seasons and the cycle of the year. When people were more connected with the earth they would mark the changing of the seasons and the coming of the new growth, blossoming, full fruit, harvesting and so forth. They gave thanks and celebrated the bounty the earth brings forth.

I suppose I feel that this ties in with not taking the earth for granted, and is a way of being more in touch with what is going on in nature all around us.

May day is traditionally about fertility .. the exact how and where and why it is celebrated are unimportant .. its a reminder to recognise the burgeoning fertility of the eco-system, with its promise of fruitfulness to come, and be grateful! At least that's how it feels to me.

Hedgewitch said...

its mutual, cheryl!!

Yarrow said...

Oh she's lovely, how lucky to find her. Blessings.