Beltane is a time of magic in this mountain garden. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, Beltane always falls on May Day, or May 1. For Pagans and Wiccans in the Southern Hemisphere, November 1st is the date. Beltane celebrates the fertility of spring and the greening of the earth.
There are some who believe Beltane is a time for the faeries, and the appearance of flowers around this time of year heralds the beginning of summer and shows us that the fae are hard at work.
In early folklore, to enter the realm of faeries is a dangerous step, and yet the more helpful deeds of the fae should always be acknowledged and appreciated. If you believe in faeries, Beltane is a good time to leave out food and other treats for them in your garden or yard. (ref. Beltane History at About.com)
Edited in Corel Paint Shop Pro. My photo of a garden, my photo of a large rock and my photo of a (female) statue are layered to create this scene of Beltane twilight.
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm.
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Location: eastern Pennsylvania (USA).