Helena was the mother of the Emperor Constantine, who, upon her conversion to Christianity, went to the Holy Land where she is credited by some with having discovered the True Cross.
Roman Emperors – St. Helen From De Imperatoribus Romanis, a biography of Constantine’s mother, Flavia Iulia Helena. Helena’s origins are obscure and we don’t know whether she was originally Christian, but she did convert and made a trip to Palestine and the East where she is credited with, but probably did not discover the Cross.
By this time in the spring, all cattle fences should be mended, all gates in place, time to shear your sheep, and time to saw your seeds, the last bears should be coming out of their dens by now.
In the fall on Sept. 14th, all gates should be removed, cattle back on the farm from pasture, and all autumn garden work completed. Time for thanksgiving.
Saint Helena (Latin: Flavia Iulia Helena Augusta) also known as Saint Helen, Helena Augusta or Helena of Constantinople (ca. 246/50 – 18 August 330) was the consort of Emperor Constantius, and the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great. She is traditionally credited with finding the relics of the True Cross, with which she is invariably represented in Christian iconography.
Helena of Constantinople by Cima da Conegliano
May is a strange month, many special events, time to be alert and get it all.
On the 5th, this coming Saturday, on the full Moon, we have Cinco de Mayo, a Spanish celebration.
Cinco de Mayo is a regional holiday limited primarily to the state of Puebla. There is some limited recognition of the holiday in other parts of the country. Events tied to Cinco de Mayo also occur outside Mexico and the United States. For example, a sky-diving club near Vancouver, Canada, holds a Cinco de Mayo skydiving event. In the Cayman Islands, in the Caribbean, there is an annual Cinco de Mayo air guitar competition. As far away as the island of Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, revelers are encouraged to drink Mexican beer on May 5. The city of Brisbane, Australia, also holds an annual Mexican Festival to honour the day. Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5.
It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla). The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army‘s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico—which is actually celebrated on September 16. 
The Moon reaches its perigee,
and will be at its closest point to the earth this year.