Saturday, June 12, 2010


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Ten years ago I dug a little clump of lilac out of what was then my parents yard. Dad has since passed away and the home has been sold. I’ve babied this thing but almost lost it several times over the years. It was still in a sad state of affairs when I dug it up yet again and brought it here to Arizona when we relocated. It was not a happy camper and didn’t like this Arizona heat. The bush (not much more than a few twigs really) took forever to snap out of it’s stupor. This year, for unknown reasons, it shot up and doubled in size. Standing 4 foot tall now. This spring it surprised me again and bloomed. It’s the first time I’ve seen it in full bloom. It was worth all the struggle and long wait.  :)