The Lusty Month of May: Three Recommendations

Lady Smut

By Madeline Iva

“That lovely month when ev’ry one goes–blissfully astray.”

March is when spring comes–ha! For a week out in the West maybe.  And all March brings to the Northeast is a mini-winter.

Even in the South–where the lucky folk get a glorious burst of tulips and daffodils that smite the eyes with beauty–March and April are flirty, edgy and inconstant.  It’s not until May that spring truly arrives.  It’s not until May when the deep promise of fertility roams across the land. May is green.  May is warm.  May is lusty.

Botticelli’s Primavera, also known as the Allegory of Spring presents the arrival of spring. The three graces dance: they are beauty, joy, and charm.  In my garden the three graces are peonies, daisies, and roses. All of them have started to bloom and the garden is at its best in this month.

Here are some other welcome…

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