May Day! May Day! I can hardly believe it’s already May. And today is a special day in France. It’s a day to give a lily-of-the-valley to someone special to you. At every corner of streets, there are “Muguets” (lily-of-the-valley) venders on this day. Passers-by stop and buy one or several thinking of their loved ones.
Last year, we were at Grandma Colette’s back yard to get a lot of muguets. And also some more flowers to decorate our room.
The previous day, we returned from Paris. There, I met an acquaintance who has read my Japanese blog. She gave me a beautiful Kouglof as a gift. That was probably only one occasion to meet her, so it was a special Kouglof!
It was really yummy. All of the family enjoyed this blessing.
There is Mimi the cat in the yard of Grandma Colette. She patrols her territory.
There is a big cherry tree which I collected these flowers to cure them in sea salt to preserve for some Japanese delicacies. But, when we left for Japan, I forgot the preserved Sakura of Grandma Colette’s garden. Quel domage!
Mimi seems enjoying walking on the Sakura carpet.
We left from Grandma Colette’s place and headed for a forest to find wild Muguets. My father-in-law told us wild ones were really wonderful with strong fragrance. I never saw wild lilies-of-the-valley, so we went Muguets hunting.
At first, there was no luck. We wondered in several forests without success. But finally, I found one!
We went in further to find a huge group of Muguets! A big success at last!
I hope you all have a Happy Muguet Day! May all blessings be upon you.