Friday, 2 May 2008
Thursday, 1 May 2008
I found this in a local charity shop for only a couple of pounds and fell in love with it- the colours are just gorgeous. It has the mark of Conwy Pottery on the base; I have no idea what the symbol means, but I was immediately attracted to it.
Added: I couldn't find a lot on Conwy Pottery on the net, but found this on one site:
"Conwy Pottery was started by John Wynne Morris in 1970, and still runs today,specializing in producing medieval and celtic style pottery... all based upon authentic pieces.."
Married when bees over May flit
Strangers around your board will sit
May brings with her the beauty and fragrance of hawthorn blossoms and theh song of the nightingale. Our old poets delighted in describing her as a beautiful maiden, clothed in sunshine and scattering flowers on the earth, while she danced to the music of birds and brooks. She has given a rich greenness to the young corn, and teh grass is now tall enough for theh flowers to play at hide-and-seek among, as they are chased by the wind. The grass also give a softness to the dazzling white of the daisies and the glittering gold of the buttercups.
Chambers book of Days, 1864
Today, faieries are at their busiest, putting changelings in place of mortal babies. They also kidnap any foolish humans who stray too close - on May Day the barriers between the Other World and our own are at their most permeable.
Strange weather here, though - lots of showers, warm in the sun in between and bright. Will get chilly this evening I think. I like May, lots to look forward to, although it seems to have come round quick this year, as April was so busy.