Go down to Kew in lilac time (it isn't far from London!) A. Noyes
Well, these lilacs are a long, long ways from London, but I bet they smell just as sweet. Maybe sweeter; there isn't any pollution up here to compete with their lovely scent.
They're also blooming 2 months ahead of when they used to bloom, but I guess everything is off schedule during this crazy spring. With the tiny amount of rain they received this past five years, I'm so very grateful that they're blooming at all!
I sat out on the porch this evening and listened to the birds sing their good night songs to each other, sipped my cup of hot tea and breathed in the lilac-scented air. Even with the drought, it's such a blessing to live up in these mountains.