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    Happy May Day!

    may is my favorite month, it is when all new plang life is springing into action.
    here are May baskets I will be delivering later today.

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    So pretty IL! I'm really drawn to purples this year and wouldn't you know it my lilacs all got something and died over the winter. I had 6. Your blooms are beautiful!
    Float On: My "Happy Place" is on my little kayak in the coves of Table Rock Lake.

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    I get these kinds if baskets at rhe thrift stores, really cheap. I use plastic food containers and half a block or so of wet foam. These are pretty cheap to put together, probably $1.50 each.

    We have 4 varieties of lilac at our Hermann house. Some have even been pruned correctly.

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    New to so many of the plants here so it is a lot of fun watching things start to bloom and grow in the yard which some previous owner put in. Lilacs are new to me and the yard is full of them. I actually took some shoots from the ground and put more along the fence and they are doing just fine. Bulbs popping up - daffodils, tulips, hyacinths...what DH calls "old lady" plants

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    Happy May Day! I think this is probably my favorite month too. Baskets are lovely, IL!

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    Yes! Happy May Day! So thrilled to hopefully have the the March/April Nor'easters and monsoons past us!!

    I know iris lilies hates musicals, but I can't resist

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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    Yes! Happy May Day! So thrilled to hopefully have the the March/April Nor'easters and monsoons past us!!

    I know iris lilies hates musicals, but I can't resist

    It was pretty, up and until the singing part.

    Hermann has a Maifest, wonder if they dance thru the woods. We will see, it is a couple of weeks from now.

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    I wished someone a happy May Day today and didn't get a response. I don't know if they thought I was a Communist.

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    On the Iron Range of northern Minnesota one used to occasionally hear The Internationale sung in Finnish. Here is Billy Bragg's English lyric...

    Stand up, all victims of oppression,
    For the tyrants fear your might.
    Don't cling so hard to your possessions,
    For you have nothing, if you have no rights.
    Let racist ignorance be ended,
    For respect makes empires fall.
    Freedom is merely privilege extended,
    Unless enjoyed by all.

    Chorus:
    So come brothers and sisters,
    For the struggle carries on.
    The Internationale
    Unites the world in song.
    So comrades come rally,
    For this is the time and place.
    The Internationale ideal
    unites the human race.

    Let no one build walls to divide us...
    Walls of hatred nor walls of stone.
    Come greet the dawn and stand beside us.
    We'll live together, or we'll die alone.
    In our world poisoned by exploitation
    Those who have taken, now they must give. And end the vanity of nations...
    We've but one earth on which to live.

    And so begins the final drama
    In the streets and in the fields.
    We stand unbowed before their armour.
    We defy their guns and shields.
    When we fight, provoked by their aggression,
    Let us be inspired by like and love;
    For though they offer us concessions,
    Change will not come from above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dado potato View Post
    On the Iron Range of northern Minnesota one used to occasionally hear The Internationale sung in Finnish. Here is Billy Bragg's English lyric...

    Stand up, all victims of oppression,
    For the tyrants fear your might.
    Don't cling so hard to your possessions,
    For you have nothing, if you have no rights.
    Let racist ignorance be ended,
    For respect makes empires fall.
    Freedom is merely privilege extended,
    Unless enjoyed by all.

    Chorus:
    So come brothers and sisters,
    For the struggle carries on.
    The Internationale
    Unites the world in song.
    So comrades come rally,
    For this is the time and place.
    The Internationale ideal
    unites the human race.

    Let no one build walls to divide us...
    Walls of hatred nor walls of stone.
    Come greet the dawn and stand beside us.
    We'll live together, or we'll die alone.
    In our world poisoned by exploitation
    Those who have taken, now they must give. And end the vanity of nations...
    We've but one earth on which to live.

    And so begins the final drama
    In the streets and in the fields.
    We stand unbowed before their armour.
    We defy their guns and shields.
    When we fight, provoked by their aggression,
    Let us be inspired by like and love;
    For though they offer us concessions,
    Change will not come from above.
    Thanks for that Dado Potato; I'd like to see more pushback against the status quo, and that's a masterful rendition of L'internationale.

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