I also love birthdays and flowers so when I arranged this little bouquet of lilacs and delivered it to a friend for her birthday this morning it made me so happy.
I picked a bunch for my kitchen table too. When I returned home a couple hours later the sweet smell of spring filled my house.... it is intoxicating.
According to the sweet book The Meaning of Flowers, "The people of the English countryside considered lilacs the quintessential bloom of May, embodying the all-too-brief perfection of spring. For this reason, the Victorians identified lilac with the first emotion of love."
I can see why lilacs have such a strong impact on me each year. Do you love spring and lilacs too? They are beautiful and fleeting, just like life itself.
Happy spring friends!