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Thread #120523   Message #2622424
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
01-May-09 - 04:21 AM
Thread Name: BS: Beal Tain Greetings
Subject: RE: BS: Beal Tain Greetings
The four cross-quarter festivals are lunar moveables, Samhaine included; in the case of Beltaine we're looking for May (Hawthorn) blossom too. I no longer live in the sticks so what the state of play is in the hedgerows presently I couldn't possible say - being a sea-side boy has its drawbacks, though not many. It used to be that the May wouldn't be blossoming until Old May Day anyway, but these days anything's possible...

A beautiful morning though; a bright shiny sun and a clear blue sky; once I get this order sorted I'm off for a Merry May Trudge, full moon or no...

Oh the May the bonny May;
the branch we bear so green -
Rise up, rise up ye maidens all,
Out of your rosy dream!