Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy May Day

The first of May the first of May / Outdoor [censored]ing starts today!
—A rhyme I was taught on a road trip by a random stranger

My mother told me that as a child they learned the maypole dance, that intricate ducking and weaving of ribbons around a tall pole. I don't think anyone mentioned the pagan roots of the tradition. And here's a maypole I came across once in the woods.

Top photo courtesy April in Alabama

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