it's may day!

I hope that the start of May brings the end of snow to all of you who are still seeing it. Ugh.

When I lived in Virginia, this never came up, but apparently it is all the rage in Annapolis: May Day!

This is a historic festival and Maryland's beautiful capital goes all out each year when individuals and businesses join the local garden club in making their own one-of-a-kind flower baskets to celebrate spring and adorn the city.

It is a bit over the top for me as it even has official rules (very HOA-ish):

The rules are:
1.       Baskets must be hung in place by 10 a.m. on May 1 for judging
2.       Businesses may use containers related to their business or a traditional basket
3.       Only fresh cut flowers and live materials may be used…no artificial elements.
4.       Ribbons are a traditional part of a May Day Basket

None the less, it is a pretty spring sight!

As mentioned many times, I have quite the black thumb. I would love to learn to flower arrange and may have to take a class because it seems so fun. In the meantime, in honor of May Day, enjoy a taste of some May Day baskets from years past:






Happy Spring!
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  1. You live in MD?! No way! I'm a Maryland girl too. Who also used to live in VA! :)

  2. I used to live in MD!!! I miss it. I used to work at Annapolis mall when I was in community college. Annapolis is such a beautiful place.
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  4. Such a pretty idea and I can't believe some of you guys still have snow going on over there. I was just wondering how the judges would know who had entered if all you do is leave it at your door.

  5. Love your photos for this post!! I'm so happy that it is spring and almost summer. Those pictures make me smile.

  6. That is such a cool little tradition of sorts -- and an oh so pretty way to celebrate the beginning of warm weather! Love it!!


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