The First Day of May

the first of mayIt’s the beginning of ย a new month and not just any month. It’s one of the best of twelve—May. It’s officially spring weather. The storms are over.ย 

“…He wrote her name in the sand
Never even let go of her hand

Somehow they stayed that way
For those five days in may
Made all the stars around them shine” -Blue Rodeo



a month of tea and floral dresses

flowers and green gardens

warm sunsets and cool sunrises

off-key piano recitals

moonlit nights without the chill

seashells on the windowsill

mothers in honor

wearing white shoes and red lips

fresh cut grass and baseball

boys of summer are almost here

a prelude to freedom

our eyes wide open

making plans for summer

dreaming of halter tops and pink bikinis

butterflies and robins, bugs and kites

breezes blowing

a patio brunch



What are you looking forward to this month?

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29 Replies to “The First Day of May”

  1. Absolutely adorable! The month of May is indeed as beautiful here as described by you Lisa! Such dreamy thoughts…full of lovely plans…so much to look forward to! I loved the mention of pink bikinis and butterflies…they make the image in my mind perfect. I can almost feel the breeze touching my bare arm.

    I also love that quote of Rodeo…so romantic! Thanks for sharing. stay blessed dear friend and enjoy this awesome May.

    1. Aw, thank you, Balroop! Ya, pink bikinis sound dreamy, not ON ME though ๐Ÿ™‚ That song by Blue Rodeo is lovely, I should have linked to the youtube song. Enjoy May, Balroop!

  2. Hi Lisa,

    Loved it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, May is beautiful, though for us, this end, it’s the start of summers, so we are kind of starting to sizzle! But each month has something to offer, and we are just loving the change of weather and making the best of it.

    Thanks for sharing. Happy May, and enjoy your new week too ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. So beautiful Lisa.
    If I close my eyes, I can feel all these.
    You really captured the essence of spring. Love it.
    Our “May” is typically the dead end of it because ummm…Canada. We actually got snow one year. EEEEK!! But I have flowers sprouting in my yard! YEAH! And I have tossed socks for flats.

    1. Thank you, Kim! I can totally relate to your spring because I lived in the Prairies for over 20 years. If I still lived there, that poem would probably be a bit different. It takes a little longer for the beauty to come through. I remember getting snow in May, too. Here in vancouver, I’m fortunate to enjoy the mild winters and early springs.

      Yay to no socks!

  4. That’s gorgeous.
    It’s my mom’s favorite month, and it helps that it’s her birthday month (the 15th) but I get it. It’s when you finally get to wear sandals in New England. It’s when you can finally garden, because the frosts stop happening. It’s lilacs for the first few weeks, it’s our PRIDE parade in our small city.
    And lots of butterflies.
    It’s come in like a lion here, but I find that it finally turns around May 10th. So I’m holding my breath.

    1. Aw, thank you, Tamara. So much to look forward to this month! Lilacs smell so nice! One more week and you’ll be enjoying!

  5. That was a lovely poem. May is certainly a beautiful month, but Florida is already so hot. No spring for us. ๐Ÿ™ I’m looking forward to a baby shower, which has nothing to do with the month or weather but babies fit the season of growth and rebirth. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Chrys, I guess you get that lovely in between weather in March…much earlier than us northeners ๐Ÿ™‚ Aw, a baby shower? Sweeeet! You have another nephew?

  6. I’m looking forward to planting my garden this coming weekend. May is always a lovely month in the Boise area before the roasting summer heat sets in.

    1. Enjoy, Jeri! Sounds like the right time to do that gardening and not too hot yet. I know the heat in July and August can be a bit much. I shouldn’t complain though LOL after all the rains in the winter.

  7. YAY MAY! Haha! I’m most looking forward to going home this weekend (down south!) to visit my family–my sister is having her bridal shower, and everyone will be in the same place at the same time–a rare occurance these days!:-)

    1. Hi Jess, have a wonderful visit with your family! It sounds like a great celebration! Where down south are you from?

  8. This is such an incredibly beautiful post, Lisa–and reminds me of all the things I love so much about the spring and warmer weather. That said, I am soooo excited for this rain to quit already. It’s been raining since I landed in Amsterdam so basically that’s two solid weeks. GIVE ME SUNSHINE! and those fun, party dresses… and those white shoes ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much, Charlotte! Yes, I’ve heard it’s been really rainy and cool in the East. We could use some rain out here, especially in northern Alberta :(. Funny how nature works…too dry on one side and too wet on the other. I hope you get some sunshine soon and enjoy your spring, party dresses!

  9. Thank you for this ode to May, Lisa. I am enjoying the month and not just because I get to celebrate my birthday but for all the many reasons you describe.

    Once again, very grateful for you reading my book and your feedback – another reason for me to celebrate in May ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Vishnu, Happy Birthday!! Spring is a lovely season. You’re welcome, Vishnu. Your book was really inspiring!

  10. I love your words. I love May Lisa. It’s this time of the year when everything makes sense and nature is so beautiful, the air is warm, we start wearing our summer clothes and enjoy eating outside.
    May you have a blessed month dear!

  11. I love may! Mother’s Day was the best day ever…swoooooon…and I traveled for work…may was a super crazy busy month. Aside from the dad drama, life has been really incredible. โค๏ธ Thanks for letting me take a moment to be thankful for the good things that happened in May! ๐Ÿ˜โ˜บ๏ธ

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