My lilac hybrid tree is in full bloom. It smells luscious. I wish I had my camera!! It looks beautiful despite leaning. This tree was at our old house originally along with a cherry tree hybrid. I had planted it under my bedroom window and every spring I couldn't wait for the flowers to bloom.
Leaving that house was tough for many reasons. It was my first home purchase. The home that I brought my babies to. And I loved my lilac tree. I had even expressed all this to the new owners!
We kept in touch with the owners over the years and I was so sad to find out that they were ripping out the landscaping to build a new front porch. That meant my lilac tree was going to be dug up. I was so heartbroken. Jeffrey was just mad that he spent so much money on the trees only to be torn out. Yah, he's all heart!
But the owners remembered how much I loved my tree and called me to ask if we wanted to come get them. HELL YES! Name the day and time and we're there! I had to figure out where to put them in our yard and pray that they don't die. Luckily, they didn't and have grown very well over the past few years. The lilac tree does lean badly however. My husband, you see, never finishes a project. The tree should have been guided (?) with wires but he kept putting it off and so when you look at the tree from the side it's doing a Leaning Tower of Pisa thingy. Yet it can all be overlooked when the breeze comes past you with the beautiful scent of lilacs.
I think that is one of my most favorite scents. I also love the smell of my children. And ironed clothes. I love to iron and I will iron everything. Because I hang everything to dry (except underwear and towels) I like to iron out the wrinkles. I've been known to iron our underwear. Though this morning I was ironing and my husband purchased the Walgreen brand of starch. I don't like the smell. It reminds me of wet dog. Not what I want me and my family smelling like.
So I made the kids stand near the lilac tree before we left for school. Not sure if it helped or not. They could just smell like a wet dog that rolled in a lilac tree. Better than a wet dog that rolled in something else!!