Beltaine 2008

Skip and others prepared the Maypole.
Our Maypoles are made with a tree ritually cut from Skip's land and the Yule Tree from the previous year. At Samhain, the Maypole and Yule Tree are chopped down and given to the fires.
Still preparing the Maypole...
Ribbons made from old sheets were attached to the grapevine ring.
The dancers took their places.
The dance began!
And around...
Skip kept time with his drum.
Fun times dancing around the Maypole.
More Maypole action!
The dance finished...
...and we were left with a magnificent Maypole in the yard to send fertility into the land.
Skip secured the Maypole in the ground so that it would stand all Summer long!