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Happy May Day! (Puzzle-Contest)
Saturday, May 1st, 2021

UPDATE: The winner is…Laura Tavares!

You might ask, What is May Day? Well, it’s rooted in old Celtic/pagan celebrations. It marks the halfway point between Spring and Summer, and in the old days, May Day poles were erected, flowers gathered, wreaths made to wear atop heads, and everyone danced around the pole as a way to appease the gods to give them a fertile year—crops and humans.

So, Happy May Day! 

Today’s the high schoolers’ Prom Day, so we’re hoping no fertility rites will be goin’ on at the venue! 🙂

My dd and SIL have been busy getting the homestead cleaned up after a harsh winter. They’ve been putting up fences—hundreds of feet of horse fence and barbed wire. They’re nearly done. They’ve cleared land, planted a garden. I bought rose bushes for my dd because she needed some flowering plants and prefers perennials to annuals. One of the 2-qt bushes I bought had a picture of a gorgeous floribunda rose with deep purple blooms. The first bloom opened and the puzzle contest will show you what we got!

Enjoy the day, dance a little, celebrate! 


For a chance to win the download of your choice from my vast backlist, tell me what you’ve been doing to celebrate/mark the changing season! And enjoy the puzzle!

14 comments to “Happy May Day! (Puzzle-Contest)”

  1. Eileen Airey
    · May 1st, 2021 at 11:27 am · Link

    What a beautiful flower. Just started raking the yard. Cleaning out where the flowers will be growing. Mixing up the soil wiith fertilizer.

  2. Colleen C.
    · May 1st, 2021 at 12:02 pm · Link

    Took out a dead tree… enjoying some flowers that popped up in my outdoor pots… Happy May Day!

  3. Elysian
    · May 1st, 2021 at 1:04 pm · Link

    Happy May Day! Thank you for the puzzle, I love doing them. I’m getting my garden together, getting readynto plantnand enjoyingbthe spring season (not entering).

  4. Pansy Petal
    · May 1st, 2021 at 1:59 pm · Link

    Lovely rose! Fun puzzle. 3:03. Happy May Day. What am I doing to commemorate the season. I don’t garden, but this year I am doing a huge spring clean. Not something I generally do – I am basically a neat and tidy person. But this year I am purging. Things that I though I just had to keep is going. I am tired of dusting it. It is going. I need to shed some of my baggage and much of it is tied up in those ‘collectibles.’ It is really quite cathartic.

  5. Delilah
    · May 1st, 2021 at 2:07 pm · Link

    Eileen! Working in the garden! I have a black thumb. My dd has the gardening gene. The only thing I don’t kill is an african violet on my desk.

    Colleen! The kids cut a ton of saplings in the fields.

    Elysian! Glad you loved the puzzle! Enjoy the garden!

    Pansy! Thanks. Glad you had fun! Spring cleaning—that’s what I need to do in my jumbled art room!

  6. Laura Tavares
    · May 1st, 2021 at 4:40 pm · Link

    So pretty. Love your puzzles.

  7. bn100
    · May 1st, 2021 at 5:14 pm · Link


  8. Jennifer Beyer
    · May 1st, 2021 at 5:55 pm · Link

    I planted carrots and I’m going to plant cauliflower. This is way more exciting than it sounds!

  9. Debra Guyette
    · May 2nd, 2021 at 5:50 am · Link

    2:50 I am starting a fairy garden. I have participated in May Day celebrations and helped with the May Pole.

  10. Delaine McLafferty
    · May 2nd, 2021 at 9:39 am · Link

    That’s beautiful, just received my Rooguchi Clematis Vine – Violet Blue(looks like an upside down bell) and will be receiving my Tiaga Clematis Vine this Wednesday. (It’s a double blooming Clematis that is purple on the bottom and a white/green tip. Can’t wait to see how the look once they are planted and start growing. Love spring as the earth renews itself for another year.

  11. Tara Leavitt
    · May 2nd, 2021 at 1:25 pm · Link

    Such a pretty flower.
    I have been cleaning and putting things away in our new home. Lot’s of work but totally worth the time it’s taking me to make it how I want to.

  12. flchen1
    · May 3rd, 2021 at 1:13 am · Link


    Still spring (all year!) cleaning 😉 The decluttering is taking forever!

  13. Eileen McCall
    · May 9th, 2021 at 10:19 am · Link

    Starting to plant flowerpot garden on my deck.

  14. Delilah
    · May 12th, 2021 at 9:48 am · Link

    Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions! I’ve been busy googling them all!

    The winner of her choice of download from among my backlist of books is…Laura Tavares!

    Congrats, Laura! Email me at with the title of the book you’d like!

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