It’s May 1st and all around the world at this time of year ancient peoples celebrated the primal urge to, ahem, pass their genes on to the next generation. Easter bunnies, easter eggs and maypoles all had their roots in fertility rituals of yore, so in honour of the day that’s in it, here’s an homage to the next generation. First up, near the Rock of Cashel, a new generation of black sheep wearing coats a little too big for them.
The younger generation of Holi festival-goers in Maple Valley.
A mum and her babies floating on a ghastly green pond in the Hamptons. Apparently the village pond had been the victim of some pranksters the night before I visited. The pond returned to its normal colour a couple of days later.
Last but definitely not least, a teeny, tiny, fuzzy baby spider monkey in the jungles of Tikal.
So embrace the spirit of the season and show off some youngsters of your own. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
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There’s something missing about how we’re informing the youngsters coming along about what matters in the world. We teach them the numbers and the letters, but we fail to communicate the importance of our connection to the living world. – Sylvia Earle
Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub. – Erma Bombeck
So important to nourish, nurture, and teach the young ones….I love the picture of the 3 little girls, their eyes bright like intelligent, exuberant stars 🙂
They were adorable and so excited to be covered in all those beautiful colours. 🙂
Haha cute, hitching a ride. 🙂
Wonder about the maypoles? Were all the eligible young lads tied up so they couldn’t run from the fair maidens?? Fun!! 🙄
The raising of the maypole was symbolic of other things, umm, on the rise, if you know what I mean, AJ, nudge nudge wink wink. I don’t think the eligible young lads were running away from the fair maidens, towards them might be more accurate. 🙂
I’m with you but had to be diplomatic… you know, before I get dragged in front of the PC police for suggesting the opposite… fair maidens tied up… uhum… that would lead to what you’re suggesting! And I’ll be in trouble!! 🙂
I have a feeling you’re used to being in trouble, AJ 😉
Indeed… I live on the fine line… FUN!!! 🙄
A lovely theme! I’ll see what I can come up with…Simply adore those little girls.
They’re so cute, aren’t they, Leya. 🙂
Those youngsters are adorable – I’d love to have seen the colour of their bath-water that night!
Oh Jude, I found out the hard way that colour takes an age to come out, I was slightly purple with pink hair for the best part of a week. 🙂
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A perfect theme for May Day. Thanks for another great challenge. Here is my response: https://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/2013/06/09/you-cant-change-that/
Lovely, Naomi, I adore that photo of the little girl with the huge apple! 🙂
Thank you, Ailsa! That’s my little girl, who is studying abroad at Oxford right now!
My how time flies. I hope she’s having fun at Oxford, it’s quite a magical place. xxx
She is seeing so much of the countryside, went to Ireland on her first weekend, London with her History of London class, to Bath, just for fun on a day off, and is determined to learn how to punt, as well as studying in those hallowed halls! I will pass on your good wishes–thanks so much! xoxo
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A typical bird from olden days in Sweden and Walpuris Night with the lambs in the last rays of sun http://wp.me/p1hCI2-4lq
Those baby birds are so cute, Leya. I love how similar global traditions can be, Walpurgis night is full of bonfires, song and dance just like Beltaine. 🙂
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Hi Ailsa, here is my entry:
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they are all so adorable. lovely theme.
here is my contribution:
Great photos. Will have to search and see what I can come up with.
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Hi everybody friends
Two birds with a stone this week
Hope you like it
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I’ve gone for children rather than wildlife for this one (although I was tempted to share some kangaroo joeys). http://aglasshalf-full.com/2015/05/02/teaching-youngsters-about-culture/
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All youngsters are adorable Ailsa, love this theme. Here’s my clutch of cuties. https://memoriesaremadeofthisblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/02/travel-theme-youngsters/
Here is my contribution to this great Theme: Kids in Brandon, Ireland: http://wp.me/p4YOtr-1Kt
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Here is my entry: http://wp.me/p23TG1-3Ur
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
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Children are my favorite human subjects!
What fun! I don’t photograph many people (or animals) so I featured sights and activities that would appeal to youngsters: http://destinationfiction.blogspot.ca/2015/05/travel-theme-youngsters.html
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Un tema muy bonito.
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The little girls are beautiful! here are my youngsters: https://aquamarineeyes.wordpress.com/2015/05/02/please-drive-slowly-baby-geese/
hi everybody … here’s my take on this week’s Youngster Travel Theme challenge!
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Hi Ailsa. I just happened to snap these two on my walk this morning. Thanks for a lovely challenge.
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Great theme for the week. Here is my entry
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I went for the baby ducks too! https://travelleronamission.wordpress.com/2015/05/03/travel-theme-the-dutch-parliaments-baby-ducks/
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Here’s ours: http://windagainstcurrent.com/2015/05/03/youngsters/
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