May Is

5.03.2018

Can y'all believe it is May already? I love the month of May except it will be getting hotter here and I'm not looking forward to that.


May is flowers coming out in full bloom after all the April showers. This shot is from last year and my hydrangea bush is full of buds this year. I can't wait to clip new ones to bring in.

May is Cinco de Mayo and I probably won't be making these flautas or the other recipes found here, but we may go enjoy some good Mexican food out.

May is the Kentucky Derby and parties celebrated everywhere. I love this table my friend Alison of The Polo House decorated in 2014.

May is the best time for eating out on the deck. I have since downsized the table and chairs as it was just too big for our deck. It went to my daughter's home.

May 19th is the royal wedding and I'm looking forward to watching it. photo source wikepedia.com

And May is remembering our veterans on Memorial Day and the start of adding some festive red, white and blue decor in my favorite room.


Post Edit: how could I forget Mother's Day after all we have been dealing with this year and she just went home. I love this and I have had it saved and it's exactly what we are dealing with now.


What is May to you?


16 comments:

  1. Wonderful May inspiration, Kim! May is always beautiful flowers, but it is also a very busy month with graduations, Mother’s Day, and family birthdays!

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  2. Those flautas look delicious--I was just looking for something different to make for Cinco de Mayo. We had a big Cinco de Mayo party last year, which was a hit with our French friends.

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  3. May is hopefully the end of the crazy cold weather we've had in Virginia this year. Even April was ridiculous with temps way up and way down. So, bring the heat but I agree, get rid of the humidity!

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  4. Lovely post, Kim. Unlike you I am waiting for things to warm up here. We have a rainy day in the 50s here (again).
    Hope you have a great Thursday- xo Diana

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  5. May is finally planting my veggie garden! YEAH!! Picnics at Biltmore Estate and flip flops!

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  6. May here in Michigan is finally being able to get my hands dirty in the garden. Spring has been so slow in coming here that the daffodils are just blooming and with a little storm last night the leaves are finally starting to show on some of the trees. I delight in sitting out with a nice glass of wine in the evenings just listening to the tree frogs chatter. May is a delight for the senses here in Michigan.

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    1. Amy, I love listening to the tree frogs, too and yes, wine should be included.

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  7. May is the start of summer vacation!

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  8. May to me is a the birth of my first grandchild due any day!! Can't wait!!

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  9. May is lots of time outside, beautiful weather, lots of flowers, etc. We usually take a trip in May. It's graduations, weddings, etc. And yes, sandals are on my feet (at this minute!). Spring has sprung and it is glorious!!

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  10. May is for Mother's Day! We spend 1/2 our lives swearing we WON'T be like our mothers and the other half realizing we ARE just like them and loving every minute of it. I miss my Mom more now than ever- 18 years gone... I use a spoon that was from her flatware set from when I was child to stir my morning coffee. It feels like I'm having a cup with her.

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    1. Joanne, that's so sweet that you use that spoon. Yes, I should have included Mother's Day. My mom just went home from rehab. :)

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  11. I remember May as the beginning of spring/summer. While Mom worked in the garden,if the soil was warm, she would let me pull of my shoes. It was wonderful to walk around in the fresh soil barefoot. And there always seemed to be lots of butterflies about....I remember it to be a great sunny life.

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  12. May seems to be a very busy month always -birthdays, graduations, etc. I am always excited to watch plants and flowers come alive, especially this year after so much cold weather through April! The lilacs are finally blooming and they are one of my favorite memories of spring when I was growing up. Kim, I am glad to hear that your mom went home and wish her well. I have seen that poem before - a lot of truth there! Thank you for sharing it.

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  13. Hi Kim, tLoved your posting about Spring and May. I am so grateful for the many blessings that come in Spingtime. A different flower blooms each week. The grass is so green and thick. Taking walks and viewing the trees, clouds and blue sky. The laughter of the children playing outside. Watching birds build their nests for the little ones to come.
    I am happy to hear your mother’s improvement too. Hugs, Kathy in NC

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