Oh happy May days, and warmer days at last! Can we put the winter coats away now?
The first of May is a cause for celebration, whether you follow the Old Calendar or not. May 1 is about halfway between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice. These are the lightest days.
And this time around, there is also a bright moon to celebrate. The actual full moon occurred on April 29, but this is close enough. This is the Spring planting moon, the pink moon, the flower moon in native folklore. Rising above the new green leaves, it is breathtaking.
It is new every time. The dinosaurs saw it rising over the cycads. Perhaps the trilobites saw it with their new eyes in the pre-Cambrian times.
And we are here to witness it now. We too are new again, and old as the spring in its turning.