Perhaps you are not aware of my feelings on lilacs. I don't talk about them near as often as I opine about my roses, but they are the first flower with which I fell in love. The remind me of dear, old friends who used to bring great big bunches of them to birthday sushi dates. They are the fragrance of spring for me. The first thing I planted when we bought our first house was a lilac but we sold the house before I saw it bloom. It was also the first thing I added to the landscape of this yard. It takes between 3 and 5 years to really get a lilac bush going and they flower sparsely or not at all those first few years. Last year I got one little cluster of blooms and I was thrilled.. This year my lilac is blooming the like the grown-up she almost is and my heart is happy.
(No, I did not steal this photo from some botanical website, I took it my very own self.)