After what felt like a month of rain, the sun reappeared last Friday, and we had a picture-perfect, blue-sky, 70-degree day. Once we finished storytime at the library and grabbed a quick lunch with my hubby, the girls and I enjoyed the afternoon soaking up the sun at one of our favorite destinations: the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
The lilacs were still in bloom, though a little rough around the edges because of the incessant rains.
Fortunately, the rain didn’t affect their lovely aroma one bit.
Our official flower sniffer was in her element, busy as a bee. She’s a true fan of lilacs. They were one of the first flowers she ever sniffed. When she was not quite 18 months old, Linnea spent an afternoon outside with her great aunt, sniffing lilacs and other flowers. The experience made such an impression that Linnea has called her Aunt Lilac ever since. And she doesn’t seem to mind.
What a day for a stroll through the lilacs!
Since Aunt Lilac is now lilac-less in Portland, these blooms are for her! We love you and miss you, Aunt Lilac!