fragrance tiptoeing through our senses
tripping over our heart’s strings
sensually stealing fences
The meaning and symbolism of Lilac:
The story of lilac, according to Greek mythology, begins with a beautiful nymph named Syringa (lilac’s botanical name). Captivated by her beauty, Pan, the god of the forests and fields, chased Syringa through the forest. Frightened by Pan’s affections, Syringa escaped him by turning herself into an aromatic bush – the flower we now refer to as lilac.
The 8th wedding anniversary flower and the state flower of New Hampshire (symbolizing the hardy character of the Granite State’s citizens), lilacs are frequently considered a harbinger of spring, with the time of their bloom.
One of my favorite shrubs!
Morning, Eliza! Just visited your WordPress site! WOW—what a spectacular photo of the stream breaking through winter! Lilacs–yes, I have an entire row of them edging my lot…when my daughter, Sara, was only 2, she would help water them each summer day…we began with two inches of growth…and now they are 6 feet in height and width! Beautiful in the Spring!
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