Friday, May 1, 2015

may day

driving home from school there was a singular roadblock
pulled out across both lanes
a team of three with single bottom plow.
by the time i fished out my camera
their young driver had u-turned those large dancing workers
and moved ahead, waiting for me to drive past
he had a huge smile and a wave which i returned, 
and off i went.
the huge energy of these big horses
always has me in awe.
there was this, too:
 hepatica after dyeing
a shock of tomato in the contact print
 the bloodroot down the hill
in a spot new to me
has appeared amidst the stubble of last year.
 tiny stars
 here and gone so quickly. 
 again an evening walk
 and that moon has changed this week
as she always does
 silver weft on cedar warp
 fiddleheads in the evening sun
may day.
i won't be attending the wayzgoose 
at wells college in aurora next saturday
as planned, my 
dear partner has surgery on friday.
so i will be tending to that and to two bird dogs.
but please consider making the trip
supporting wells and the book arts
and finding treasures.


Angie said...

Beautiful pictures :)

over the rainbow said...

Prayers to your Partner and his nurse….Happy May Day Velma!

therese said...

lovely post... bloodroot stars & hepatica magic; & the silver-cedar woven fence ~ my favorite. thanks, velma.

Velma Bolyard said...

angie, thank you!
m-it's, fortunately, routine, but thank you so much
therese, you always see the beauty,nthank you

onesmallstitch said...

so happy that Spring has finally found you. hope the surgery goes well, enjoy the bird dogs.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, those dogs are old friends, and thanks. spring is here, finally. greening now, too.

Valerianna said...

My little bloodroot stars just made an appearance. Happy to say the ground is more start-studded this year. Love how things spread and fill up the empty spaces.

Easeful healing from surgery to your partner.

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, i haven't seen them here yet, this is down the road a mile or so.

Mo Crow said...

I love seeing the magic of Bloodroot a plant I have never met in real life

Velma Bolyard said...

mc, bloodroot is one of those magical plants.

Fiona Dempster said...

It looks like such a lovely time of year over there! Wishes for healing and recovery heading your way...

Barry said...

Hi V - so much energy and growth over your way - so many new shoots bursting with life and dye. Go well. B

Velma Bolyard said...

fiona and barry, this is such a blessing after the long hard winter...i must say, except for the ticks. i will, i suppose, get used to this...

jess said...

You had me at fiddleheads. Up here in Maine it's almost time! Take care!

Velma Bolyard said...

jess, our fiddleheads are all over the place--these were in a very protected spot. mostly when this was taken there were none out. the north country is similar to maine.

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