At this time of year, I usually place voluptuous bouquets of lilacs in several rooms of my house--and then sometimes open windows so the heady fragrance doesn't overpower. But earlier this month, a killing frost broke my tradition by freezing almost all of the lilac buds. And that was followed just days later by a devastating hailstorm
Yesterday I collected this straggly handful of blooms and tucked them into an old Beleek lily-of-the-valley vase on my desk. At least I can still enjoy the scent of lilacs as I work.