There is an ancient tradition that children would place tiny gifts for fairies beside a big tree on May Eve. The fairy people would accept these gifts and then protect your cattle and other animals throughout the year. May was considered the start of the flower season and summer, so May Day and May Eve were important long before computer games and Skye tv took precedence in the entertainment arena.
It is many years since l told Idgy the story of the May fairies. On Saturday l found this little jam jar in the garden. It was carefully placed by the pine tree (our biggest tree) and was a colourful and tempting gift for any fairy.
I thought it totally beautiful, not just as a child's fairy gift but as a little flower display in its own right. Like a gloriously colourful tank of tropical fish in their own glass encased world. The beauty of nature on a small and livable scale.
Well it is Tuesday and back to school, work and normality after the long weekend. THANK YOU so much for all the lovely comments and good wishes for my Mum. I spent a good part of the weekend on the motorway going backwards and forwards across Scotland to see her. News is that on latest tests and scans yesterday they have found a lump and are now testing it for cancerous cells. We now play the waiting game. You know l really can't say how much your comments have meant. I told Mum that she was getting virtual hugs from far and wide. You guys made her smile.