I love lilacs. Really, who doesn't?? Their cheery color, their fresh and fragrant bloom, the way they sway from side to side in the wind... spring happiness!
I also love lilacs because to me, they ARE my mom. She has always loved a lilac. It seems when we would move to a new house we would at some time get her a new lilac bush for a mother's day gift and she said it must mean that it wouldn't be long before we moved!!
Lilacs also make me think about my dad and a time when he must've been a romantic!! A long time ago, my mom told me about a spring day when my dad arrived home with a fist-full of lilacs. He had stopped and stripped several sprigs off of a road-side bush for her to have in a vase on the table.
Isn't that JUST the best?? I think that most women would appreciate that gesture! You know, knowing that your beloved was thinking of you at some point in the day when you weren't actually standing there in front of their face is a great feeling! I'm sure that our men love us and think about us at random times during the day, but a small token - even (and sometimes especially) one that was of no monetary value - is a precious gift.
Have you been blessed with a sweet springtime gift like a fist full of lilacs? I am so glad that I snapped these pictures last Thursday because with our 95+ degrees this weekend... all of these springtime beauties are gone until next year.