.: Artwork depicting children weaving ribbons around the May pole :.
On the first of May my family and I celebrated with families at the local Waldorf school. The sun also celebrated with us on this day as it sent it's cheerful rays across a clearing in the rich green forest.
.: Preparing to begin the colorful dance! :.
.:Each child moves in synchronicity with the music :.
Children are dressed in white with flower crowns adorning their heads.
Each child is illuminated by the sun as they weave and dance to the colorful music of May Day.
.: Sitting under the structure of a yurt my daughter holds a tiny bunny :.
.: Handmade branch wands turn soap into magic floating through the air :.
.: Each child takes their turn in sending off these fairy giggles! Mamas and Papas are delighted with smiles from ear to ear! :.
.: She soars high into the treetops after chasing after bubbles and fairies. There was such beauty to be found in every element of this day! :.
.: Our day would not quite be complete without taking in the creative inspiration and peaceful energy of each Waldorf classroom :.
.: Beautiful and familiar works of art set out for the children to play with :.
.: My children felt right at home as they went about their work and play :.
.:Golden stars hang in every window, reminding us of the sun on this celebration day!:.
.:A nurturing piece of artwork made of wool. My son was mesmerized by the color and texture :.
.: Inspiration abounds in this natural alphabet board! :.
.: Colorful chalkboard drawings warm each room :.
There was such nurturing warmth, creative play, family togetherness and pure joy as we celebrated with this community of friends today!
.: Each child took their turn gathering flowers and carrying them in excitement to hang upon our neighbor's door :.
After our day of laughing, dancing, playing and picnicking we went home to gather up flowers that the gardens so graciously gifted to us. Carefully with this gift of spring in our hands we walked to our neighbors to surprise them with a fresh breath of lilacs and color hanging on their door to greet them upon their return.. They too celebrated spring today at the Waldorf festival--our neighbor is a teacher at the school!
.: Warmest wishes of spring to you on this first day of May!
May you be met with peace and joy in this new month!:.