The Merry Month of May


Maypole celebration in Merry Old Merrymount (Quincy, Massachusetts)

Yup, it’s true. Today is May first. April went by in a dizzying blaze of dryness. We’re on a water alert here in Billerica and my Concord River is low. I’m not complaining (If it seems that I am, I’m not–honest.) I use my bucket system to gather water from the river. The plants don’t seem to mind. Water is water. Plus, a little fish urine never hurt anything.

Some of you who are paying attention might notice the color of the house changed.

Figure it out yet? The old color of pale green has been changed to a new color of hunter green which was the older color of hunter green (aka original color), minus the flooded street. I now understand how great minds do think alike. I chose the new color without even a thought for the original color. How do you like that, Priscilla?

Typically on May Day I would be celebrating the arrival of the Ruby-throated hummingbirds. The migration map displays sightings all over Massachusetts and up into New Hampshire. What do I get? Downy woodpeckers! They’re nothing like hummingbirds, that’s for sure. Although, still very cool.

Franny is MIA. A pair of Canadian geese did swim by with their offspring.

Five little chicks, all in a row.

Clemant continues to hang around. He comes onto the grass for his twice-daily feedings but so far he’s been avoiding my questions about Franny’s nest. I need to know, I tell him. Did she lay any eggs?

When he’s finished eating he moves into the water and swims back and forth, softly quacking. I’m not sure if he’s issuing warnings or swearing to himself for trusting Franny with his DNA.


Clemant, keeping to his assigned post.

That’s it! That’s all I have to report on this blessed Beltane. Go outside and plant a few seeds. Make a wish over them. I planted Morning Glory seeds and made a wish (oops, I can’t tell you).


2014 Morning Glory.

May the warmth of Spring bless you with abundance, health, and love. Blessed be :}


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About tinthia

Wondering, searching, and wandering, I'm an earth witch with a desire to get it right in my lifetime. The flow of the river feeds my inner goddess and fuels my soul. Blessed be. :}
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12 Responses to The Merry Month of May

  1. Laurie says:

    Blessed Beltane, CR Lady!

  2. Dyan says:

    What a wonderful blog for May 1st!! You really have a way with the written word!

  3. Love your pictures, really brings out the character of Concord

  4. Priscilla says:

    Yes I like the hunter green ! I fits in better with the fishing camp look . It was green when I bought it but a ugly army green . Back on cape have not seen any hummingbirds either!

  5. Priscilla says:

    I would love to come up sometime with my grandson and my kayak , the kid never sees any real woods or rivers on cape cod! We promise to
    Swing by…

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