WPC: The INDICATE Patterns of May Day

On The First Day of May
High Stepping Morris Dancers Welcome The Sun with Intricate Dance Steps

Indicate steps of May Day Dance By The Morris Dancers

Indicate steps of May Day Dance By The Morris Dancers

Revelers Show Off their Intricate Finery  

Well dressed Reveler

Well dressed Reveler wear Flowered shawl, dancing peopled hat and plaid shirts

Intricately Woven Garland Adorns the May Queen’s Head 

Intricately Woven Garland worn by the May  Queen as She Welcomes the Sun

May Queen Welcomes the Sun

Finally the Fool Dose One More Dance 

The Fool too, is an intricate fellow

The Fool too, is an intricate fellow

Arising at 4:45 I hurried out of the house to Join the Revelers at Inspiration Point for the annual May Day Celebration Led by The Berkeley Morris Dancers. No matter what the theme I had planned to share the pictures  I took this morning. It Just so happened that today’s Weekly Photo Challenge is Intricate f which fits nicely with the patterns in the dance, costumes and the weaving of the yearly cycle of the changing of the seasons.


How will you welcome Summer? or Winter?
Yes, some consider today the change of the season.


Nurturing Thursday: Sing, Dance, Meditate Twice as Much

Someone once asked Mahatma Gandhi:
“What do you do when you are too busy to meditate?”He replied:
“I meditate twice as much.”


meditate twice as much

We can add: If you’re too busy to sing or sing twice as much with friends…



or dance twice as fancy



What would you recommend we do twice and much?


Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Jacqueline King
Pocket Perspectives
Crowing Crone
Lady K’s Lounge

Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Cee’s Photography


A Country Girl Celebrates International Woman’s Day

I Am a Country Girl

I AM a Country Girl even if I look like a California Hippy.

The Carolina Chocolate Drop’s Rhiannon Gibbens vision of “down home country life” almost matches the world I grew up with in 1950’s & ’60 Oklahoma, except hers has a mixing of races which I never saw. Perhaps a growing honoring and celebrating woman has helped change the world since I was “A Country Girl” The shameful behaviors of our past are being slowly replaced be connection and recognition of one an others humanity. Or more to the point dancing together! The lady making biscuits in the video looks like my grandmother back then or maybe me now.

What do you think?

How has your experiences changed since child hood?

Daily Post Shame

Dance Around Friday with Two Historic Moments

First:Just incase your having Olympics withdrawal here’s the most breathtaking Ice Dance Ever

We had never seen anything like it when Torvill and Dean took the ice in 1984. If you are too young to remember this it may seem dated, but previously all Ice Dancing had been old-fashioned skaters waltzes. When he twirls her around horizontally we all screamed like the first time we saw

The Beatles! Our Second Historic Moment

Sorry! Couldn’t find any complete versions something about copy rights.

What I remember about that Sunday in February 1964: My friend Bernadine (who remembers “Oh! Oh! Bernadine?”) picked  six of us in her dad’s 1962 Edsel and took us to her house with the big rumpus room where we watched the first Beatles performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. We screamed and cried then sang just like the live audience. Then on the way back home we sang “Let Me Hold Your Hand” over and over shaking our heads just like Paul. Hope you can “Imagine” us in are cardigans with pelted skirts or blue jeans. For sure we all had helmet hair from back combing and masses of hairspray.

What is your all time favorite Olympic moment?  What is your memory of watching the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan show? If you are old enough 😉

Let's Go out for donuts in style

Classic going to see the Beatles Car!!

Happy Dancing!

Dancing Around the World with a Goofy Guy

Matt Harding goes around the would dancing with folks. Does anyone remember Where in the World is Carman San Diego? Like that. Some call him the Dancing Missionary. I’ll sign up for the church of dance any day!  Remember you have to open this on-line to view it. At the end is Matt, his wife and their new baby taking a bow.

Find Your Country! Find Yourself Dancing!

For us we know the wheelchair dancers in Oakland. It’s Axis Dance Company. I looked for friends in Czech Republic, and Brazil. Even if you don’t know people in other countries here’s a chance to make new friends from somewhere you’ve never been. Maybe they should have a Dance Olympics?

I hardly can stop watching this joy filled video long enough to write about it.  Last Sunday the ministers show this video twice during the church services. Once at the beginning and then at the end when we all got up and danced with it!  I couldn’t wait for today to share it with you. Bet you can’t sit still.

Happy Dance Around Friday!