and Blessed Beltaine!! Call it what you will, May 1st is a wonderful harbinger of the wonder of summer to come. A great day to jump the fire and run off into the woods with the one you love – and today did not fail to bring the sense of summer and movement into new phases of the year.
The signs of Spring are all around. The Tulips are blooming down the walkway
And in the Astilbe garden
The Daffodils are blooming in the smile garden
The flower buds are coming out on the wiegelia in the back
And the shoots for this year’s Lily of the Valley are all over the place.
Church school ended today
And Baseball season began with opening day festivities and the first game of the season.
Markus is the first string catcher – he got new gear to celebrate!
I had to include this shot because I actually got the ball in flight
A hit!! A hit!!
Which was completely missed by his brothers who were too busy in the playground to care what was going on on the field.
May Day is also my Handsome Grandfather’s birthday. Good looking guy, huh?
This means that tomorrow would have been Gram’s wedding anniversary.
The rest are just some photos I meant to include this week.
Like Compaq, who was adopted by our friends Ray and Lisa and came for a visit on Friday. He is the coolest little dog in the world. I adore him and he loves Chip and I too. I think he remembers us. We fostered him for quite awhile before Ray met him. He looks so tough in this little package.
This shot of Vash I took this morning. He is thinking.
And then these are my mittens – made for me by my sister Danielle. Aren’t they wonderful?!!! She is sooooo great.
And to end, here is where I am with knitting Chip’s sock as of the end of today. In the time it took me to knit the gussett and this little bit of foot, my sister knit an entire sock. Sigh. Its that sock gene – I just don’t have it. Skipped over me and went right to Danielle. I just keep plugging away and eventually I WILL be finished.
And then I have to make another one. (Sigh)
I wish you all the happiest of May Days – full of brightly colored ribbons blowing in the breeze, sunshine and flowers, laughter, a jump over the fire and a romp in the woods!!