As I listen to the robin singing his May day announcement, I feel a
sense of awakening in myself. I notice how my energy shifts this time
of year, I feel alive and the creative ideas bubble over.To all of you who are visiting for the first time due to the announcement in the newsletter, welcome! I have been anxiously awaiting your arrival and blogging it up! 

If you scroll down through April, you will see a Welcome message and the About information. This will tell you everything you might want to know about how the blog came to be. Most of you are very familiar with blogging, but some may not be, so please feel free to explore and add a comment here and there. That is what its all about.

Happy May Day! I will be working on my Queen of May journal page today and will post it later this week. Here is what wikipedia has to say about May 1st:

"May Day is May 1, and refers to any of several holidays celebrated on this day. May 1 was a traditional summer holiday in many pre-Christian European pagan cultures, and many elements of these holidays are still celebrated on May 1 today, such as the Maypole. While February 1 was the first day of Spring, May 1 was the first day of summer: hence, the summer solstice on June 25 (now the 22nd) was "midsummer. The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian Europe, as in the Celtic celebration of Beltane, and the Walpurgis Night of the Germanic countries. Although the pagan-oriented celebrations faded as Europe became Christianised, a more secular version of the holiday continued to be observed in the schools and churches of Europe well into the 20th century. In this form, May Day may be best known for its tradition of dancing the Maypole and crowning of the Queen of the May. Today many Neopagans, especially Wiccans, celebrate reconstructed versions of the old pagan holidays on May 1."

Create It: Create your own Queen of May today