Merry May

_DSC0003 05.17.15  The merry month of May is budding out all over.  I feel like I’m getting two chances at Spring, as the lilacs were just bursting open when we arrived in Santa Fe, and they had completed their month of sweet fragrance when we left; now, here at home, they are in all their glory.  I have never seen them blossom this early, and certainly not this prolific.  It must have something to do with the warm and dry April while we were gone. Nice May moisture is happening now.  We drove down to Missoula yesterday in a light mist and the cherry orchards were lushly green, enormous lavender and purple lilac bushes lined the road, and the yellow-green color made it feel like there was sunshine.  This time of year, I often dig around in our library for that lovely classic book, “Anne of Green Gables”  by L.M. Montgomery, in search of her description of spring blossoms, white petals, and the kind of green grass you only find in illustrations of old children’s books.  I haven’t found it yet–I’ve got plenty of time before summer arrives.  But, what a wonderful quote I did discover… “It has always seemed to me, ever since childhood, amid all the commonplaces of life, I was very near to a kingdom of ideal beauty.  Between it and me hung only a thin veil.  I could never draw it quite aside, but sometimes a wind fluttered it and I caught a glimpse of the enchanting realms beyond–only a glimpse–but those glimpses have always made life worthwhile.”

1 thought on “Merry May

  1. Sandra

    How lovely to come and visit you here, and at blossom time too! I love “Anne of Green Gables”, I have all the films of the story as well! I hope that more of the others in our class will give their blog links if they have them!


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