Today the wind blew down a branch laden with lavish clusters of lilac  blossom. It will not last long once picked but for a few days I can enjoy its beauty and its scent indoors.

Lilac, according to the great gardener Christopher Lloyd, is best enjoyed in someone else’s garden. I am fortunate to have obliging neighbours!

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. . . and on a lilac theme – some fabulous  vintage jewellery found on pinterest.