These are our Lilac days. The bushes are offering large, fragrant scoops of their delicious-looking dessert. The flowers are edible, but they don’t taste nearly as good as they look and smell.


Folklore tells us that the purple Lilac is the flower of our first love and the white Lilac is the flower of our once youthful innocence.


In Greek mythology, Pan, the god of the forests and fields, saw the beautiful nymph Syringa and immediately gave chase for reasons other than conversation. She escaped his clutches by turning herself into a Lilac bush (probably white). That’s why the scientific name for the Lilac genus is Syringa. (Brooklin, Maine)