Friday, May 01, 2009

Beltane (May Day)

One can barely see it at such a photo size, but elegantly draped along the stem and white flowers of the second image of Dutchman's Breeches were the first strands of spider silk found this year on the Two Hundred Acre Wood out in the Lanark Highlands.

The feathery gray-green foliage and nodding white flowers like upside-down pantaloons were delightful all by themselves, and the dancing filaments of spider silk held my attention for some time too with their gossamer shimmer and floating windborne motion. There were lovely clumps of Dicentra cucullaria blooming several feet up a nearby vertical rock face, and I considered (briefly) either climbing up or dangling from the top, but decided to shoot from where I was standing.

The image is perfect for a northern Beltane (or May Day) methinks, and it needs little or no description from this doddering photographer and occasional wordsmith.

A very happy Beltane (or May Day) to each and every one of you...

5 comments:

Shell said...

Happy May Day. What beautiful pictures.

Endment said...

What beauty for this day!

Sky said...

:)

Nariane said...

...and a Blessed Betaine to you as well

nefaeria said...

And Happy (belated) Beltane to you too!