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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~

Friday, May 2, 2014

May ...

every first day of may
I like to fill a jam jar with flowers
wrap a little wire around the rim
and hang it from a branch outside
I like to bake a few cookies
and sprinkle them with glittering sugar
bundle them together with some simple string
make a simple posy, wrapped in newsprint
and then cover with burlap ...
add a hand painted card
and write a  sweet gesture for may inside
{when burlap unravels, keep the strands ... they are perfect for tying  your posy together}
 always line your path
and sunshine light your day.
 serenade you
every step along the way.
a rainbow
run beside you
in a sky that's always blue.
And May
fill your heart
each day
your whole life through.
~Irish Blessing~
May you have a day of Sparrow Serenades xo


Julie Marie said...

How beautiful Deb!... what a lovely tradition for May Day... I love how you carry on traditions like I do... that little hanging jar is just adorable!... those cookies look so yummy and your paintings are so sweet... watching for my beloved Hummers to arrive any day now, I can hardly wait!... your painting is stunning!... also love the Irish blessing... and I wish you a day full of Sparrow serenades too... xoxo Julie Marie and Tessy

La Table De Nana said...

I just met my dear friend the artist downtown for lunch..your post reminds me of her.
What a sweet May post~

La Table De Nana said...

PS..Most of her life was lived in Ireland..and we ate lunch in a tea room..the lovely your server told us the owners also own a resto call Sparrow..will you look at that!

Deb said...

thank you Julie marie ~ I hope the hummers return to our garden too ... still trying to get a picture :-) until then I will be content to paint them ♥

Deb said...

hello Monique ~ thank you for sharing your lovely story ~ I love hearing things like this ... so serendipitous ♥

Seawashed Kerrie said...

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. Your bird cookies look delicious and I always love your paintings. Happy May. xxo

Deb said...

hello Kerrie ~ thank you so much ♥ happy may xo

Jeanne said...

So lovely Deb
Your postings always leave me happy and smiling
Much love

Jenni said...

Those sound like such wonderful May rituals, I may need to try those ideas for myself, I'm always wanting to incorporate more little things like that into the seasons each year. Wonderful inspiration :)

Deb said...

thank you so much Jeanne ~ your lovely, kind comments always leave me happy & smiling ♥

Deb said...

hello jenni ~ thank you for your visit & lovely comment ~ so happy you stopped by & found something here to inspire you xo

Debbie Koperski said...

What a lovely post for May Day.
I used to leave Tussie Mussie's hanging on the neighbor's doors on May Day. After seeing your post, I should start that tradition up again...because of how much you've inspired me with these sweet ideas.
Maybe I will do that...just because.
Thank you, Deb!

Deb said...

hello Debbie ~ thank you ♥ I smiled when I read your "just because" ... it's a term of endearment we use in our home all the time :-) hope you are having a wonderful day.

Jen Ham said...

Ah, how lovely you do this! Beautiful poem! xo Jen

Deb said...

thank you for your visit jen ♥