Maine in May

So, farm season is busy…for everyone! As a family, of course, we are busy tilling and weeding and raking and composting and planting and watering and harvesting…But all around us, all creation is busy, too!

A Cedar Waxwing grooms his feathers in May on the Michalski Homestead.
cedar waxwings feast on apple petals, pausing occasionally for some light grooming
A Gray Treefrog sits on an apple branch in May on the Michalski Homestead.
gray tree frogs fill the forest with chirps, hiding in plain sight among the apple branches
A Rosy Maple Moth is just beginning to stretch her wings in May on the Michalski Homestead.
moths and butterflies, like this rosy maple moth, emerge from winter cocoons and stretch their wings for the first time

So many amazing things happen so quickly in the relatively short burst of warmth that is a Maine spring-and-summer…

Maple Samaras fill the trees in May on the Michalski Homestead.
every year, I am captivated by the arrival of the maple samaras, filling the trees with brilliant pink and crimson for a few short weeks
Wild Blueberries bloom in May on the Michalski Homestead.
every dewey morning sends me running for a camera to capture the sparkling beauty of the wild blueberry blossoms
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds arrive in May on the Michalski Homestead.
and what a privilege to be visited each year by these ruby-throated beauties!

So many things that I look forward to, things that I am delighted by, things that come every year but are no less astonishingly beautiful for their happy predictability…

Apple blossoms are in full bloom in May on the Michalski Homestead.
we wait expectantly for the apple trees to bloom…
Blue-bead Lilies bloom in May on the Michalski Homestead.
for the blue-bead lilies to bloom…
Pink Lady-slipper Orchids bloom in May on the Michalski Homestead.
for the pink lady-slipper orchids to bloom…knowing that they are only here for a short time!

So many, all at one time, while so much else is going on, that it’s hard to even find the time to share them all! So here are a few of my favorite things, all piled into one video, a little glimpse of Maine in May…

All in Maine…all in May…because all the time…God is good!

Such a tiny sampling of all the beauty unfolding all around us ~ such a rich reminder of the constantly overflowing abundance of an unendingly good God!


Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think…to him be the glory in the assembly and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

(Ephesians 3:20-21, WEB)


All creation constantly overflows with beauty and wonder…because all the time, God is good!

by Sydney Michalski


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