Pink, small, and punctual, Aromatic, low, Covert in April, Candid in May,

Dear to the moss, Known by the knoll, Next to the robin In every human soul.

Bold little beauty, Bedecked with thee, Nature forswears Antiquity.

-Emily Dickinson

We love the month of May. You can just smell summer right around the corner. What's not to love about that. Flowers are in full bloom, the weather is exceptional, and you can spend lots of time outside. Finally! After a long winter and many cold months, May is just what we needed. It's the beginning of backyard BBQ's and long drives and nature hikes. It's alos the month where the sun shines, but not too hot. It's right before summer and these days are just perfect. The days get longer, the sun stays out longer and the auroma of flowers fill the air.

“May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel most alive.” - Fennel Hudson

This month you'll spot tulips and daffodils. Everything just appears brighter and more beautiful. With this fresh new air, it's no wonder that this month feels like a brand new beginning. It's a new cycle of growth not just for the season, but every one of us as well. It's a time to wonder to yourself what new things you would like to grow moving forward this year. What are your next goals and things you would like to accomplish? These are all great questions to ask yourself during the month of May. If you need, journal out your thoughts to figure out what those goals are.

This is a month for all those warm weather lovers. If you've been miserable during the cold months, this is a month for you. Get outside with a friend, your dog, or a loved one and get some well-needed vitamin D. You can even begin eating outside on your patio or going for a bike ride. You can even plant a garden with various flowers or vegetables. The possibilities are endless. Not to mention, this month is Cinco de Mayo where you can getfestive and enjoy food and fun on May 5th. We also can't forget about Mother's Day celebrated on the second Sunday of May.

“You are as welcome as the flowers in May.” - Charles Macklin
May Has Arrived

Interestingly enough, May is named after the Roman goddess of fertility named Maia and people born in this month consider themselves to be very lucky. This is also a month where asparagusand other fresh fruits and veggies are in season. It's also right after easter and right before crazy summer trips so it's the perfect time to plan a trip if you've been meaning to book that flight. It's the last month in spring and has two birth flowers- the Lily of the Valley as well as the Hawthorn. The two represent hope and happiness.

One of the really cool things about the month of May is the Eta Aquariids meteor shower. It actually starts at the end of April and carries on through the third week of May. May is filled with festivities and outings and activities. It's a rebirth in nature and in ourselves. There is an airiness and a happiness that fills the sky and things just appear brighter and better. It's time to carry on the year on a positive note, and with all the positivity that May brings, there couldn't be a more perfect time to do it.

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