I love the natural way tradition is expressed in everyday life. My wife Gaun is not super superstitious or excessively Buddhist but has the occasional burst of organising delightful small events like this one.
We have just returned from a trip to Chiang Mai, and Gaun wanted to show her thanks to our pick-up truck for a safe journey. Flowers were bought at a place close to the family farm, Gaun sat down and made the wreaths on returning home yesterday morning, and then they were presented with a few words of thanks to Chang (elephant) the name of our truck.
30 baht later
The two wreaths Gaun made.
And the ceremony to give to Chang.
Thank you Gaun. Very appropriate.
I am sure Chang was pleased to get recognition.