The heavenly scent of lilacs ...
They are the most delicate, old fashioned and romantic of flowers ...
Pale lavender with star shaped blossoms ...
There is something unabashedly romantic about them and they have the sweetest scent.
The story of lilac, according to Greek mythology, begins with a beautiful nymph named Syringa (lilac's botanical name). Captivated by her beauty, Pan, the god of the forests and fields, chased Syringa through the forest. Frightened by Pan's affections, Syringa escaped him by turning herself into an aromatic bush ~ the flower we now refer to as lilac.
Springtime lilacs to brighten your day! Today I am joining the following parties:
Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wow us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
French Inspiration Thursday @ The French Cupboard
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home