This seems to be my year to miss every opportunity to see the full moon! Nevertheless, I went back to my favorite source for old moon names to find out whose light was seeping in around the bamboo shades last night. It was the Song Moon, whose softness cast a glow of light throughout the night.
The transition from April into May finds the occupants of the Quiet Country House unusually busy. I have been working at two different school libraries, doing my best imitation of a Soccer Mom, and pampering myself just a bit. Tonight I will be modelling two vintage wedding gowns in a bridal fashion show. More about that tomorrow (maybe even photos...?)
Out in the garden, the bees are as busy as my family has been of late. Things are blooming, the bees are busy gathering and pollinating, and tender seedlings are pushing through the soil as if eager to see what all the buzz is about. I know exactly what it's all about, and I know of what the Song Moon is singing: It is spring. It is beauty, and energy, and vitality, bursting forth in fragrant, colorful, commotion. It is life renewing itself. And maybe, as I have been today, the Earth is pampering herself just a bit!
photos by Aisling, 1) the setting sun over the lake, 2) narcissus