It’s Lilac time in the Midwest! Our cool, rainy Spring brought a few hours of sunshine this week. So, I knew it was the perfect time to visit one of my favorite places ~ Lilacia Park! This little gem of a park is the home to over 700 Lilacs and 25,000 Tulips. During mid-May, the park is at its blooming best!
All I needed was a jacket and my camera! Lots of other visitors had the very same idea. There were toddlers, just as tall the as tulips, wandering through the flowers. Two preschoolers danced along the park paths singing, “Oh, I love nature!” ♬ I couldn’t resist joining in with a group of kindergarteners on a class Nature Walk, as they sniffed the Lilacs. (Once a teacher, always a teacher!♡) There were small groups of gardening experts studying the abundant variety of plants. We had all come for the same reasons… the heavenly colors and scent of Lilacs!
Today, let’s visit Lilacia Park together. Feel free to bring a cup of tea for our walk through the park…
The lovely scent of Lilacs are simply intoxicating! The Tulip beds, planted last Autumn, are also at their prime this week.
There are many other Springtime treasures to admire along the way…
Groupings of Lilacs in stunning colors are everywhere.
So much color inspiration! We are planning to plant three small Lilacs in our yard this year, to celebrate the fond memories of the Lilacs that surrounded my husband’s childhood home. I can just imagine an antique enamelware pitcher, overflowing with purple, pink, and white Lilacs, on the front porch. Next Spring, we hope to celebrate Lilac Time right here ~ at our little ‘Home Sweet Home!’
It was delightful to stroll through Lilacia Park together. I’m so happy that you could come along!
Wishing you colorful, fragrant Springtime days!
P.S. What flowers remind you of your childhood home?