The Smell of Spring

A goldfinch rests on a branch of golden-green leaves.

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A red ray petunia blooms brightly on the deck.

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My frog-colored rainboots sink in the soggy bog.

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It looks like spring, yes, with the bright yellows and reds and golden greens. But spring doesn’t truly smell like spring until the lilacs bloom.

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For three of the past four years, my daughters and I have made an annual romp through the blooming lilac collection at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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This bud is for you, Aunt Lilac!

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We adore their heavenly scent, which is why we heartily believe L is for Lilac!

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