Sunday, May 6, 2012
A lovely Sunday afternoon with my daughter, we clipped some lilacs from the bush out back and gave them to Our Lady.
It's a May tradition to make sure that flowers adorn her images in our house during the month of May.
These ones, set at the school table, will distract and intoxicate me in the loveliest of ways....
According to Fisheaters website, Carnations = Mary's Love of God. These flowers are said to have bloomed at Christ's Nativity, according to a German legend. And Lilacs are the Ascension Flower.
Next, to memorize this song.
*UPDATE* I neglected to mention my inspiration, my Mother. Upon seeing this blog post she emailed me a picture of her flowers to Mary from her entrance table and wrote, "Haven't missed a May since I was 11. Hard to believe I've been doing this for 60 years. The best part is I smile each time I pass her. In fact, over the years, I have enjoyed honoring her so much that I usually have flowers by her all year long. "