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Sneak Peek

May 4, 2017

Currently Kokomo is wallowing in water. Our placid little creek has turned into a raging torrent, filling our entire yard. Our favorite reading spot is in danger of floating down stream.


In the midst of all this rain, I think it is time to share one of the simple pleasures that I have been writing about. Just as authors of cookbooks must test their recipes, I feel that it is important to field test each of my simple pleasures too. That is what I did on May 1st.

May first is May Day. It is an ancient spring festival that has been adapted and altered by past generations, and nations. In early America, baskets were filled with flowers and left on someone’s doorstep. The secret giver would ring the bell and run, leaving behind a bouquet and joy. One of the easiest ways to find pleasure is by giving it away. So I decided to have some fun, and find some pleasure.

The wildflowers that were available around my house were all of the miniature variety. I knew I couldn’t form a proper bouquet, so I got creative. I decided to make miniature flower arrangements with my miniature flowers.

A trip to Treasure Mart Mall was in order, where I searched through glass antiques for inexpensive miniature vases. I fell in love with these tiny vases. IMAG2780

I was thrilled when I found miniature, glass baskets. I would be able to deliver baskets of wild flowers after all, but with my own unique twist.


Each vase was so darling.



The tiny flowers were precious in my miniature vases.



I wish I could have kept it. It looked so cute here.


But it was time to deliver them.


My neighbor was so surprised. She told me that she had just mentioned May Day to her husband. God’s timing is perfect. I didn’t leave the flowers on the doorstep and run for two reasons: 1. I can’t run. 2. The vase was so small I was afraid  if left unattended, no one would see it.


I had so much fun! May 1st turned out to a blustery day, so one basket delivery was enough for me. I did deliver two more on May 2nd. I’ll just call it May Day – the sequel.

I’m now on the hunt for miniature vases and baskets for next year. I’ll be ready this time when May 2018 rolls around. You should give it a try. Most people do not even know what May Day is, so there is no need to wait until next year. Surprise someone with a bouquet for no reason at all. It will bless you both.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Chrissie McCutcheon permalink
    May 4, 2017 10:11 pm

    I so loved that sweet story. Delightful to read when I can hardly bare one more minute of this blustery SPRING weather. I thought April Fool’s day had passed. You did say May 1st, not April 1st, right?!?!? Hahaha. I’m still learning to love Indiana.

  2. May 4, 2017 11:28 pm

    Chrissie, I’m with you. I’m so ready for pleasant weather!!! Hope all is well with you and your family, and that Tracy has recovered from his fall. Thanks for reading!!!!

  3. May 6, 2017 7:24 pm

    The pictures of your bouquets are pretty enough for a magazine. What’s with the water? Leave your hose on?

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