Thursday, May 10, 2012

The lusty month of May

delicate white Duranta
white Mussaenda
Barbados Amaryllis  in their glory
potted red Amaryllis giving some quadruple delight
pink apple blossom Cassia (cassia javanica) letting us know that spring has definitely sprung
a new addition to the garden the double red Mussaenda
the Zepyhranthes or rain lilies are out in full force after the May showers

Tra la! It's May!
The lusty month of May!
That lovely month when ev'ryone goes
Blissfully astray.
Tra la! It's here!
That shocking time of year
When tons of wicked little thoughts
Merrily appear!
It's May! It's May!
That gorgeous holiday
When ev'ry maiden prays that her lad
Will be a cad!
It's mad! It's gay!
A libelous display!
Those dreary vows that ev'ryone takes,
Ev'ryone breaks.
Ev'ryone makes divine mistakes
The lusty month of May!
Whence this fragrance wafting through the air?
What sweet feelings does its scent transmute?
Whence this perfume floating ev'rywhere?
Don't you know it's that dear forbidden fruit!
Tra la la la la! That dear forbidden fruit!
Tra la la la la!


  1. All totally beautiful. Never saw the white duranta before. The pink cassia is fantastic!

  2. I just adore the drift of Rain Lilies. Absolutely lovely! Your white Duranta and those fantastic clumps of Barbados Amaryllis also caught my eye! The lusty month of May indeed!

  3. Tra la la! makes me happy looking at your gorgeous blooms! Our rain lilies aren't even on the verge of blooming.You have the loveliest lilies and the mussaenda is a show stopper!!


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