Thursday, May 2, 2013

Yes, The Maypole

We couldn't help ourselves.  A fallen branch was bestowed the honor of being our maypole, and the kids went right to work decorating it with flowers and ribbons.  This year, the maypole dance consisted of three steps, a hop and a turn, repeat.  It made for quite the festive afternoon, between decorating the pole and dancing around it!

And after we had finished dinner, we read a few family favorites: There's More, Much More, by Sue Alexander about a little girl collecting items for her nature May basket, and the May section of A Time to Keep by Tasha Tudor.  It reads, "On May Day, the children left May baskets at our neighbors' doors, And we danced around a maypole."


The Yellow Door Paperie said...

So nice that you had fine may weather!

Taylor said...

these girlies and the maypole are just timeless photos. it reminds me of a jane austen novel :) great photography! now following your blog, love it :)

come enter this giveaway i am hosting from rendi! they're a sweet new charitable decor company :)

Adele said...

Yes, Mary, we have been enjoying it! Spring is finally here. And thank you, Taylor! I will take a look. :-)

Funnelcloud Rachel said...

Ah, Tasha Tudor! That was the first thing I thought of when I saw the pictures of your maypole, and I was delighted to see a picture of A Time to Keep below - that book is still such a vivid memory from my childhood. The Christmas section is magical! (Don't you wish it was safe to put real candles on the tree?)