Our friends Jo and Louis were having a Beltaine bonfire and gathering, so the May crowns were made...
Fred's was made last Thursday at Bluebells, but the flowers didn't last. More due to Fred's exuberance than wilting!
We made the rest on the day, although I have had a very bad back so the planned foraging trip for prime crown making materials didn't happen, and we had to content ourselves with ivy from the wall and dandelions from the field when we got there!
Fin and Rio, under Jo's careful instruction, underwent further tests of manhood, involving carrying heavy things and tending the fire.
Whilst the little boys played they swelled with responsibility and seemed far older than their 11 and 8 years.
The Belfire was jumped for prosperity and fertility, although I was having trouble walking, let alone jumping, so I couldn't participate.
It was a beautiful May evening, a comfortable effortless warming May evening shared with friend we knew and friends we met. A perfect welcome to Summer.
I am a mother, friend, Childbirth Educator, baker, writer, daughter, knitter, kitchen co-ordinator, gardner, reader, poet, singer, dancer, seamstress, walker and seeker. I find excitement in the everyday and am trying to teach my boys to do the same. This blog is a way of keeping in touch, with far away family, with friends, with people we have yet to be in touch with, and perhaps most importantly, with myself.