Flowers are blooming, gardens are underway while the trees and grass have adopted their summer green. Birds have built their nests and mother birds are sitting on the eggs. Some have already hatched and others will soon.
It’s a work day in the United States, but for the majority of the world, today is a holiday. In many countries today is “May Day”, one of the most observed national holidays on the planet.
Many believe the month of May was named after Maia, who was both a Greek and Roman goddess. Her name related to a Latin word that means increase or growth and in both cultures Maia was considered a nurturer of life.
There an old English superstition that calls for young girls to rush out into the garden first thing in the morning on May 1st. In an old tale first day in May dew has magic properties and anyone who washed their face with it would have a clear complexion all year.
What’s above illustrates how in just a few minutes one can peruse the Internet for an almost endless collection of facts on any subject. The ‘Net” has been a game changer in my everyday life. I am grateful for this world at the beck and call of my fingertips.
A little seed, for me to sow…
A little earth to make it grow…
A little hole, a little pat,
A little wish, and that is that.
A little sun, a little shower…
A little while, and then a flower!
“A Little Seed” nursery rhyme by Mabel Watts