In love with lilacs...
Welcome, May. I fell in love with lilacs in the month of May and it was like discovering a hidden gem. It wasn't that I had never seen lilacs before, it was more that I never paid them proper attention. And once I did, I was in love - with their beauty, their scent, their promise of summer.
It was this issue of Victoria magazine, from May 2000, that turned me on to this new love:
Something about those lilacs popping out of that bicycle basket - I wanted to live in that photograph. A couple weeks later, I had planted my own lilac bush, which flourished. One day, I shall have a little mini grove of lilacs. Also on my list is a visit to Mackinac Island, celebrated for its lilacs and beauty. Click here for a story on the island from the current issue of Victoria magazine. This year's island lilac festival is June 11-20. Should anyone be lucky enough to attend, I would love to hear about it.