Saturday, May 01, 2010

May Day

The May Pole
is standing in the front yard.

Her ribbons dance in the gentle breeze.

The House Wren has set up housekeeping.

The male Rose-breasted Grosbeak scouted the backyard.

                         The male Hummingbirds are claiming their territory.

The chamomile is in bloom.
Early strawberries are ripe.

It is May.

Happy May Day!

11 comments:

Barb said...

Thank You for your good wishes Q! Your photos are such a gift. The hummingbird and red flower are spectacular. Happy May.

Judy said...

I love the hummingbird! His throat echoes the colour of the geranium!
Thank you for recommending Diane Ackerman - I got her book, Cultivating Delight, from the library, and I am sipping at it! Too heady to read it quickly!

Tammie Lee said...

oh my, your world is gorgeous and full of new life. So refreshing is you post. Thank you~

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry....the hummingbird and geranium are lovely. They compliment each other perfectly.
Your gardens are so advanced.....has the weather been very warm?

I remember the May pole from last year.....it stayed with me all that time. Just so pretty in your gardens....

Happy Sunday morning Sherry....hope you slept well

guild-rez said...

Isn't life beautiful?
Love and admire every picture,
Gisela

Randy Emmitt said...

Sherry,
Loved the grosbeak shot. When I see them they are way up in the trees.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Happy May Day to you too. We also had a Rosebreasted Grosbeak in our garden yesterday. Fun fun. Beautiful photos all...

Amy said...

I agree with Barb, Sherry - you indeed have a gift! Who will dance around the May Pole? I can remember that tradition - since I went to a girls' school, it seemed like a natural thing to dance around the pole, braiding the ribbons! May is a happy month - "the happy month of May."

Rose said...

Oh my, a hummingbird already! I must set out the feeders. A belated Happy May Day to you, too, Sherry!

Wendy said...

Happy May Day to you. Nice to see a hummingbird so early.

sweet bay said...

What glorious images of spring! I especially like the one of the Hoverfly on the Chamomile. They are such beautiful insects.