Friday, April 23, 2010

Purple Bliss

My lilacs are blooming! I am so excited. Lilac is my favorite flower! They are very nostalgic for me. I grew up in Spokane, Washington also called the Lilac City. I can remember the feeling I used to get when I would  walk down to the end of the street. Our neighbor had a whole row of lilacs trees that were just huge. I loved to just stand there and smell them. There were so many and the smell was so potent. I love that smell to this day. . . I wonder if those trees are still there? Anyway I used to go down there just to pick the ones that grew through the fence. I'm sure the people that lived there knew, but they were nice and I don't think they cared that an 8 year old picked the few flowers out of hundreds, that managed to squeeze through their fence. One of my fondest memories. 


  1. Hi Cary, I'm participating in an art show in a couple of weeks in Rochester, NY called the Lilac Festival. It's in Highland park, and it has over 500 varieties of lilacs there--it's a beautiful park--as long as the weather is good--Rochester's weather is very undependable.

  2. Oh Diane!! How wonderful! I am so jealous! I hope the weather stays beautiful for the festival. If you take any pictures, I would love to see them!