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Monday, May 3, 2010

May flower..

 I love love love lily of the valley.
I have been trying to get a patch of it going for a few years now and will have to find a better spot for them as they don't seem to like it where I have them.
My grandma used to have an enormous patch of it that ran the whole length of her house...when I would go there in the spring, she would give me a big bouquet which would fill my house with the most heavenly scent.
 I asked her once what her secret was, she just shrugged and giggled...
"I don't have one...they just grow there!"

 “The Song of the Lily of the Valley Fairy”
A poem and illustration by Cicely Mary Barker

 Gentle fairies, hush your singing;
Can you hear my white bells ringing,
Ringing as from far away?
Who can tell me what they say?
 Little snowy bells out-springing
From the stem and softly ringing—
Tell they of a country where
Everything is good and fair? 
Lovely, lovely things for L?
Lilac, Lavender as well;
And, more sweet than rhyming tells,
Lily-of-the-Valley’s bells.
 Happy May

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