May 1st

The month of May was named for the Greek goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman era goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May. Conversely, the Roman poet Ovid provides a second etymology, in which he says that the month of May is named for the maiores, Latin for “elders,” and that the following month (June) is named for the iuniores, or “young people.”  (

I could not really find anything very meaningful to base this month’s “31-point-plan” on, but as I was sitting outside the other day and looking at the backyard with everything blooming I got inspired.

So this month’s picture is in honor of myMay2014 own backyard – and I’m including photos –  my art doesn’t begin to do it justice (I really didn’t have much time this month to work on this either, so I’m lucky it’s as good as it is!):




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