So, today, we usher-in the month of May with this wonderful old window...
Showing a Maypole and various merrie-makers, it was once part of Betley Court, an 18th century manor house in the ancient village of Betley, near Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.
The window, which can now be seen in London's Victoria and Albert Museum, is a fine example of enamelled glass and is, possibly, the oldest representation of (possibly) Morris dancers to be found in this country.
Read more of the fascinating the history of the Betley window and the intriguing origins of the figures depicted on the window.
However you celebrate the arrival of May (with or without the involvement of Maypoles and Morris dancing) here, to help get you fully into the mood, is Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Guinevere in the 1967 movie version of Lerner and Loewe's musical, Camelot, extolling the lascivious virtues (if that's not too much of a contradiction in terms) of 'The Lusty Month of May'...
Image: David Weeks © 2009
By the way, there are many more windows to look at - or through - on my blog Window Gazing.