May is redbud trees and flowering crabapples and weeping cherries.
May is planting petunias and lobelia and bee balm.
And tomatoes and cucumbers and green beans.
May is hummingbird feeders and songbird seed and trying to outsmart the squirrel.
May is losing myself in garden books and backyard landscape plans.
May is putting my college boys to work digging out dying shrubs and tilling new beds.
May is a whole month off between spring and summer semesters at college.
May is pleasant nights and putting the electric blanket away.
May is eating right and trying new recipes.
May is sewing curtains, painting the kitchen,
May is organizing the storage room, sorting through boxes and clearing out closets –
but only if I feel like it.
May is picnics and bike rides and playing with our granddaughter.
This year, May is mine!
What will May be for you – a pressure cooker or a delight?