The end of May means two things to me LILACS and my nephew Nick's birthday. Happy Birthday Nick !!!! The air in and outside of home is filled with the wonderful , gentle scent of lilac with a little honeysuckle thrown in. Lilac were brought over to north america hundreds of years ago on ships with the pioneers . They are a very hardy breed. One thing I love to do is find lilac bushes growing in the middle of no where . They draw me in like a little gentle hook, to have look around and sometimes I find the foundation or other evidence of an abandoned homestead or farm. I find the " wild lilacs" have the strongest scent. In the last week I followed the lilac scent to find a very special secret ( I like to think) place down a path I had never noticed before in one of the forests I love to walk in. Follow me , I walk slowly so you won't have any trouble keeping up.
I tried to imagine living in this very special location with the forest in my front yard . It was so peaceful an magical and there were no signs of electricity so it must have been abandoned some time ago. I loved the galvanized tubs and buckets with grass growing in and around them. The color palette found here was very inspiring and I may try to use it in some future project. Follow the scent of the lilac and you may find love ( the traditional idea) or the remains of days gone by and a gentler era. Yesterday I collected some lilacs on my way home from work. Five different shades of purple lilac and one white .