The Crowning of May

The ancient rite that is May Day originated in the English countryside before the Middle Ages as a celebration of the halfway point between spring and summer. But it is perhaps best remembered as a popular Victorian festivity. On May 1st, children and young women would gather wildflowers to be woven into garlands and arranged in baskets. Maidens would dab their... Continue Reading →

Spring’s First Visitor

Pussy Willow wakened from her cozy winter nap, For the frolicking spring breeze, on her door would tap. "It is chilly weather, though the sun feels good; I will wrap up warmly and wear my furry hood." Mistress Pussy Willow opened wide her door; Never had the sunshine seemed so bright before. Never had the... Continue Reading →

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