lilacs are blooming... :)

lilac 4-17-15My lilac bush began in my Grandma's yard as far back as I can remember. I always loved that bush...and it got bigger as I got bigger each year.  My mom plucked me a half a dozen twigs from the ground from that bush many years ago (the year I got my Masters Degree) and brought them to me to plant in our yard.

Yes, I love lilacs and yes, I love purple. Double happiness in the gift Mom chose for me.


Three years ago, when the Leap Day Tornado happened in our neighborhood, about half of my then 12-15 foot lilac bush was torn from the ground...gone. During the last 3 years it has grown beautifully...and presently in bloom. Our backyard smells like what I would imagine Heaven to smell like...lilacs and Grandma all rolled into one. Both my Grandma and Mother have passed and so I really look forward to it blooming each year. Good memories all around. Hope you enjoy them even half as much as I do!

 is the first day of the rest of your life...

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lilac 4-17-15
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