Calan Mai 2016

Here in my small corner of the city, the flowers of the May tree are beginning to bloom but still have a little way to go yet. Soon, though. Soon…

“If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow, don’t be alarmed now
It’s just a spring clean for the May Queen…”

Black and white photo of May Day celebration around a Maypole

May the Beltane fires cleanse and protect us all, and all that we hold dear.

While I wait, I light candles and meditate on what has been, what is and what may yet come to pass.

Bright blessings to all who mark the moment today
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Calan Mai (May Day)

Beltane and the wheel of the year turns again… Bright blessings to all who mark the day

May in London

“On Nos Galan Mai or May Eve, villagers gather hawthorn (Welsh: draenen wen, ‘white-thorn’) branches and flowers which they would then use to decorate the outside of their houses, celebrating new growth and fertility.” (source)

Photo by Arawen

Beltane moon

8:57 the full moon of Beltane, and a partial eclipse.
I light two candles.
Breathe.
I am dreaming in the here and now,
dreaming of the there and then.
Where are you?

International Space Station pass over Stonehenge, Wiltshire UK, April 20, 2013. Credit and copyright: Tim Burgess. This screengrab made and used entirely without permission.

Image: International Space Station pass over Stonehenge, Wiltshire, UK, 20 April 2013.
Credit and copyright: Tim Burgess.
This screengrab made and used entirely without permission – Tim, if by chance you should see this and wish me to remove it, please leave a note in the comments.