Happy May Day!

01 May

Bongo and a Globe Mallow under a signToday is May Day, and even though we didn’t get much in the way of April showers we still got May flowers. I told my person I would do a flower post special for her for May Day.

See, I’m nice to her sometimes.

We get these orange flowers almost every spring and summer here, but for some reason last year they didn’t show up. I think they didn’t like our unseasonably late April snow dump. All we saw were one or two little orange blossoms all summer.

But this year they’re back out again, and I think even more of them are coming out to make up for last year. They’re called Globe Mallow.

Globe Mallow

This is what the plants look like.

Globe Mallow Blossoms

Here’s a sprig to put in your May Day basket.

But this next globe mallow really decided to outdo the others.

Globe Mallow on top of a Prickly Pear

It became a hat for this prickly pear cactus.

Oh yeah, I just remembered. Isn’t there supposed to be a May Pole or something?

Guess I’ll just wind my leash around my person. I don’t see any other poles around here. She’ll have to do.


Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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34 responses to “Happy May Day!

  1. CharlieDog and Friends

    May 1, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Love your flower discoveries!!! Thank!

    • Bongo

      May 1, 2013 at 5:47 pm

      Glad you enjoyed them CharlieDog.

  2. Two French Bulldogs

    May 1, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Who needs rain when you have those beautiful flowers
    Benny & Lily

    • Bongo

      May 1, 2013 at 5:47 pm

      Benny & Lily, most of the flowers around here seem to do fine without the rain. I guess they’re special Arizona varieties.

  3. Blueberry's human

    May 1, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Ooooohhh!!! I always wondered what those were called! I saw a few of them about 3 weeks ago! They are dead and dry now.

    Good idea on making your human a living May Pole!

    • Bongo

      May 1, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      Blueberry’s human, the globe mallow usually bloom most of the summer around here. I guess because it’s not quite as hot as where you are. Guess I’d better go unwrap my person now.

  4. angelswhisper2011

    May 1, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    lol 😀 Happy May Night Bongo 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 1, 2013 at 5:51 pm

      Thanks Little Binky. It’s still May Day at my house, but I’m guessing it’s already the next day at yours.

  5. Will and Eko

    May 1, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    May Day and all days you are king of the trails, thanks for sharing today with these great flowers!

    • Bongo

      May 1, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      Thanks Will and Eko. I guess since the flowers belong on my trails I’ve got to share them sometimes.

  6. marina kanavaki

    May 1, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    See how useful your person can be?!!!! Oh, but you are such a sweet dog, Bongo, giving her (and us) a flower post!!! Happy May, Bongo, full of pleasant, new adventures and lots of loves!!!

    • Bongo

      May 1, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      Thanks Marina. Happy May Day to you too – although it’s probably the next day at your house already.

  7. onebluedog

    May 1, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Those Globe Mallows are so beautiful! They make a very nice cactus hat 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 1, 2013 at 5:53 pm

      Remy, I guess the globe mallows are both beautiful and creative.

  8. tylersat99

    May 1, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Those are pretty flowers Bongo, I’m glad you let you person take some pictures. Hope you had a great walk 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 1, 2013 at 11:38 pm

      Thanks Lexie and Mica. My walk was pretty good, but we did have to stop every few minutes for the camera.

      • tylersat99

        May 2, 2013 at 12:32 am

        Don’t forget Mother’s Day on Sunday Bongo. Be very good so Mom can have a special day. As usual our weather (beautiful now) will be in the 50’s with rain out day. Happens every year never can figure out how Mother Nature know its Mother’s Day but its ALWAYS lousy. So you have a great one for us 🙂

      • Bongo

        May 2, 2013 at 10:48 am

        Lexie and Mica, you mean there’s another day I have to be nice to my person? Guess I’ll take her for a nice, long walk. If you have rain that day you can stay in and cuddle with your mom all day.

  9. BZ Dogs

    May 1, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Just don’t cause her to trip and fall in that cactus! Love your cheery yellow flowers. 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 1, 2013 at 11:39 pm

      Thanks BZ. I’ll try to be careful when I wrap my leash around my person. I wouldn’t want to have to pull a bunch of pricklers out of her.

  10. misswhiplash

    May 2, 2013 at 1:10 am

    those are beautiful flowers, nearly but not quite as beautiful as you! Thank you so much for the sprig, I shall look after it so that it will not wilt. Have a great day Bongo my darling

    • Bongo

      May 2, 2013 at 10:49 am

      Thanks Patrecia. Take good care of that sprig.


    May 2, 2013 at 5:46 am

    Winding your leash is the perfect May pole dance Bongo! Have a great today!!

    • Bongo

      May 2, 2013 at 10:49 am

      Thanks Max. I had great fun doing the May Pole Dance with my person.

  12. eripanwkevin

    May 2, 2013 at 8:02 am

    These orange flowers are beautiful! I’m jealous that you can see them almost everyear! 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 2, 2013 at 10:51 am

      Kevin, I guess I really am lucky. My person says she used to have a big globe mallow plant in the back yard, but it was taken out when the fence was put in so they could get me. I guess that’s one reason I have to take my person on my trails now – so she can see these.

  13. kolytyi

    May 2, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Thank you for your generosity, this is a really beautiful post – the combination of exotic flowers and Bongo is just unbeatable!

    • Bongo

      May 2, 2013 at 10:52 am

      Thanks Kolytyi. I think I’m starting to blush – but I do blend in with those flowers quite nicely, don’t I.

  14. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    May 2, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Very pretty!!

    • Bongo

      May 2, 2013 at 11:34 pm

      Thanks Misty Shores.

  15. dianeskitchentable

    May 3, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    And Happy May Day to you Bongo – did you dance around the May pole?

    • Bongo

      May 3, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      Lola and Diane, I found a post (besides my person) to dance around. My person had to untangle my leash from it.

  16. colliesofthemeadow

    May 12, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    beautiful flowers! We love wrapping the leash around the old guy… he knows how to stop us.. but once in a while we get him! Muwahahahah

    • Bongo

      May 12, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      Collies, it’s great fun when we can tie up our people. And they think they’re in control.


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