Syringa vulgaris (the common lilac) & my favourite flower

I’m not the “rose type”.  Sure I appreciate the flower and it’s many varieties, I just don’t like them as a fresh cut flower.  If you really want to win me over, it’s the Lilac that does it.  Of course, I have to be difficult right?  I couldn’t love a flower that blooms for more than a couple of weeks in the spring / early summer…. Nope, it has to be the lilac.

Luckily our yard has several large bushes of light purple lilacs that smell wonderful after a fresh rain.  If Tide could bottle that scent, I’d buy stock.

This warm and muggy morning I got up determined to bring that fresh scent indoors and in an attempt to capture the memory of my favourite flower, I took some photos too!


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