Essence de Mai

Doesn’t that sound like a good name for a perfume?  Too bad God doesn’t put the ones he designs into bottles.  This one is available only in May, usually in the early morning or late evening hours.  The air is cool and the smell outdoors is like nothing else.  I just can’t get enough of it.












The abundance of flowers makes this month perfect for the many May processions honoring Our Blessed Mother that take place.  The irises and some of the peonies in the photos above come from my grandmother’s garden, which we used to raid each year for our May Crowning flowers.

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