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May is Here In All It’s Splendor

There didn’t seem to be as many April showers as usual but that hasn’t stopped the May flowers from blooming. My back yard is exploding in color with the Knockout roses, Iris and Wisteria all blooming right now.

Our roses are straining in the buds and will be popping out in mass very soon. So far this year we have only planted 9 new ones.
When all the plants are blooming sometime this month it’s really something to see. The explosion of color is most impressive, plus we get to have flowers in the house all Summer long.

May is flower month, imagine that. Along the same garden theme it’s also Asparagus month, Strawberry and salad month and on the 1st it’s Hawaiian Lei day. The 13th is Tulip day.

Other celebrations in May include national teachers day on the 4th, Children’s day and Cinco De Mayo both fall on the 5th.

The Pulitzer prize was established on the 7th. No socks day is the 8th and clean up your room day is on the 10th. There’s a “Twilight Zone” day in May that comes on the 11th.

International nurses day is on the 12th so be sure to thank a nurse for being a nurse on that day.

Lewis and Clark started their famous expedition on May 14th, 1804. That same day is “Dance Like A Chicken Day”. Seriously.

Armed Forces day is the 15th. The guy that wrote the Wizard of Oz, L.F. Baum, was born on this day in 1856.

International Museum day is on the 18th so go out and visit a museum that day. Wichita has many great ones like our Art Museum, Museum of World Treasures and the Sedgwick County Historical Museum among many others.

The American red Cross was founded on the 21st in 1881, the same day Charles Lindberg made the first flight across the Atlantic in 1927. It was a big deal back then.

National missing children day is the 25th, a day for remembrance and action.

Blueberry cheesecake day is on the 25th.

The Golden Gate bridge opened in 1937 on the 27th.

President John F Kennedy was born May 29th 1917.

The big May holiday is Memorial day on the 30th, the same day the ice cream freezer was first patented in 1848 by the great William Young.

And the last day of May is “No Tobacco Day”!


May 4, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. … and this week our lilacs are in glorious bloom.

    Comment by Diana | May 4, 2010 | Reply

  2. I love watching everything come alive this time of year! I bet those lilacs are Beautiful!!

    Comment by joelweihe | May 4, 2010 | Reply

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