Flower Moon

Full Flower Moon May 10th 2017. Now we enter the magical month of May. Named after the Greek Goddess Maia, a Goddess of both Earth and Sky.

This month’s Moon is called the Flower Moon due to the abundance of flowers of all kinds that bloom at this time of year. Many of these blooms will become fruit and grain for harvest and many will bask you in their beauty and scent for a short time and then wilt and fade, not to reappear until next year. This is especially true for wildflowers and a suggested activity for this month would be to go on a wildflower foraging hike. Bring a camera or sketchbook and a plant almanac, and see how many plants you can identify, and those you cannot, later research them and see what folklore, medicinal or magical uses they have. Wonder. Wisdom. Words. advises against taking any of these plants home with you unless there is an abundance and unless you can positively identify them. Instead leave them for others to enjoy, and allow the blooms to become seeds for next year’s blossoming.