Monday, May 01, 2023

At Our Local Cafe and Far Away on May Day

 Happy May Day!

First not local here; a sign on the Greene Man Pub in England, which I'm including to
commemorate today, May Day, and the old May Day customs of Green Men and the many
legends about them. We don't  have a Green Man in Ann Arbor, but here are some photos
I took at the Argus Cafe a few blocks from my house. (source: Wikipedia)

My coffee at Argus Cafe.

Sometimes I think a lot of people need one of these signs.

Photos © 2023 mae sander.
Shared with Elizabeth's weekly blog party.


Valerie-Jael said...

That last sign with the cat is so true! As a student I worked at a Green Man pub to earn some money to keep me going! I like the coffee / not coffee signs, too! Valerie

eileeninmd said...

Love all the signs, the Green Man sign is cool.
Take care, have a great week.

Jenn Jilks said...

These are really cute!
Happy May!

My name is Erika. said...

Happy May Day Mae. And happy T day too. That's an interesting coffee shop you shared. Or should I say drink shop. Have a great week. hugs-Erika

thecuecard said...

Happy May Day. Mae.

Carola Bartz said...

Coffee shops can be such lovely places. I had to smile about the cat sign, it seems to be so true.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Coffee is my drink of choice, so I really enjoyed this. Nice info on the Greene Man, too.

That cafe is busy. Have you ever made cold brewed coffee? I watched a lady make it and it took nearly three days for it to brew. I need coffee 24/7, so I would have to make six or so of them every day to keep me going. This is a wonderful post and I really enjoyed seeing the cost of coffee where you live. Thanks for sharing the Argus Cafe and that cat with an attitude sign with us for T this almost Tuesday, Mae.

nwilliams6 said...

Happy T-day and May Day, Mae. Love that green man picture and your local drink haunt looks fabulous (I would go there often if it was near me). I especially love your coffee funny. Hugz

Divers and Sundry said...

I used to set up a May Pole every year. I miss that :) Happy May Day and Happy T Tuesday!

Empire of the Cat said...

Happy May day! I like the coffee/not coffee signs and the kitty. It looks exactly like one of mine, he's a grumpy boy so maybe he needs coffee too lol. Happy T Day! Elle/EOTC xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

My Dad was born at Green Man farm, the pub was down the road in Lincolnshire, England. There are lots of pubs with that name. I am fascinated by different representations and hope to return to a church we visited last year with a Green Man trail, looking for them in the church carvings.
Your local coffee shop looks amazing, thanks for showing us round. Happy T Day, Chrisx

Sherry's Pickings said...

Love that Green Man sign! And that cat meme! Yep that's me :=)

Iris Flavia said...

Love the green man and am clearly on the NOT COFFEE side... sadly. But I´m good with the hating, too ;-)

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

I got a good chuckle from the cat signs! Not a coffee drinker but I still get it!

Kate Yetter said...

Love the Green Man on the sign.
Happy Tea Day,

Lisca said...

Oh, I’ve never heard a a Green Man legend on Mayday. Must look that up.
Fun to see your local cafe.
Belated happy T-Day,

Jeanie said...

I love the Green Man. And the Argus cafe looks fun!