I can’t believe it’s already May! Yesterday was an eventful day. It’s remarkable how, if you pay attention to them, how many little opportunities for celebration throughout the year. I used to never think much of May 1st (besides it being the entrance into my “birth month” 🙂 ), but I’ve since learned that for many folks May Day is a bonafide holiday. And why not? The 1st of May is almost always bound to be a gorgeous day. Unlike Easter, it’s a time when we can confidently celebrate the onset of spring with time out of doors. I love how such an ancient and yet “unofficial” holiday can mean so many different things for different groups of people. (May Poles, anyone?) In my case, this May Day meant music, motorcycles, a few dance steps, a bit of white wine, and a cacophony of frogs! (Yes, frogs…)
Here are a couple of pictures from the day… Isn’t it cool how it looks like we’re in Ireland? But, also notice how we’re all huddled in the shade. Definitely not Ireland.
We were also the first act who got the chance to use their brand new amphitheater. I’m coveting their dance boards. Someday, someday…
No frog pictures, unfortunately. Friends of held their annual May Day party later on that evening which included a bountiful potluck and chatting and tunes late into the wee hours. For the occasion, they finished several large outdoor projects including a new deck and a spectacular natural pool complete with water plants and… FROGS! Lots and lots and lots of frogs! A few of us tried playing a few tunes down near the water, but it was so loud that we only lasted about twenty minutes or so before we gave up and wandered back towards the food… Spring is most definitely here!