Lilacs have arrived! Just in time to join the only tulips of the spring and one last apple blossom. Oh the sweetness! I bury my face in the lilacs, breath deep and am infused with the heady essence. Lilacs are one of my oldest and dearest fragrance memories.
As a young child I gathered lilacs to make flower crowns to dance with my fairy folk friends in an imaginary land I would visit.
I would sing “Let’s go dancing with the fairies wearing lilacs, pretty lilacs, lilacs in my hair.” There was twirling and magic fairy dust involved. It was an enchanted time for me.
Over 50 years later, I hum that very same song to myself as I gather lilacs. If I am inspired to twirl a bit as I take in the deep lilac magic aroma, I sometimes spy in the corners of the whirl, my fairy friends calling me to place the lilacs in my hair again and join them.
The top view of my offering for In a Vase on Monday, a delightful weekly blog. I super enjoy viewing all of the arrangements and variety.