What better way to bring in the May than with beautiful friends, music, and food?
The sacred ritual of women- getting dressed
A Victorian ghost floats down the stairs
Leonna Sapphire prepares beautiful food in the kitchen
A Hungarian skirt, and roses for head wreaths
Girls grab instruments and walk to the May Pole site, preparing to call the men forth with the pole
The pole is placed firmly in the ground, and the dance that weaves the ribbons begins:
Contests to choose the May Queen and May King- the ladies jump over a broom, while the men, with backs to us, play music. When they stop, the last person over the broom is out.
The ladies play music for the men in the same fashion, as they do an egg toss:
Our beautiful Queen and handsome King!
Hanging with sweet friends:
Me and the Sugatroll
Getting a head massage from the Queen herself:
At night we dance between the double bonfires, for protection
Happy May to everyone!