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Tuesday, May 1, 2007


Now is the month of Maying,
When merry lads are playing.
Fa la la…
Each with his bonny lass,
upon the greeny grass.
Fa la la…
The Spring clad all in gladness,
Doth laugh at winter’s sadness.
Fa la la…

Thomas Morley, “Now is the Month of Maying”


13 responses to “Tuesday, May 1, 2007”

  1. claudia says:

    What a lovely picture, filled with springy GREEN!

  2. Helen says:


  3. Karen B. says:

    You just took me back to my days of choral singing! They are happy memories. Thank you!

    Green CeCe looks divine, btw.

  4. rachel says:

    Looka what Spring has brought!

  5. Tracey says:

    Hooray for spring, and all things green, and redheads wearing green, and ‘specially them merry lads.

  6. Michelle says:

    Beautiful color and pattern….don’t keep us in suspense….we need details :)

  7. meg says:

    Oh, I love, loove that picture! Beautiful green, my favourite color.

  8. Jen says:

    Ah, a wonderful, sprightly tune for you. Here’s another Renaissance song to delight you, this time in Scottish:

    O LUSTY May, with Flora queen!
    The balmy dropis from Phoebus sheen
    Preluciand bemes before the day:
    By that Diana growis green
    Through glaidness of this lusty May.

    Then Esperus, that is so bricht,
    Til woful hairtis castis his light,
    With bankis that bloomis on every brae;
    And schouris are shed forth of their sicht
    Through gladness of this lusty May.

    Birdis on bewis of every birth,
    Rejoicing notis makand their mirth
    Richt plesantly upon the spray,
    With flourishingis o’er field and firth
    Through gladness of this lusty May.

    All luvaris that are in care
    To their ladies they do repair
    In fresh morningis before the day,
    And are in mirth ay mair and mair
    Through gladness of this lusty May.

    — Anon., 16th c. Scottish

  9. Sil says:

    The green Cece will match your ankle bruise! How festive. It’s very pretty btw.

  10. Ruth says:

    So pretty!!

  11. Melanie says:

    Gorgeous lace pattern – is it Cece?

  12. Sonya says:

    If that is CeCe then I am doubly, triply in love. I really need to just knuckle down and knit.

  13. Marg says:

    Spring Cece? Well, I’ll be fa-la-ladeda’d! Lovely!

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