Tuesday, 13 May 2008

We'll gather lilacs..........

Picked the first of the white lilac today, the scent is pervading the kitchen, mingling with the aroma of just baked coffee sponge cake and caraway cake........... A lot of people are superstitious about bringing lilac into the house, viewing it as a portent of a death in the family - my paternal grandmother held this view. Not one of the superstitions I am careful about, being seduced by its thick , heavy perfume and perfect flowers.......... Also nice in the garden and at their best are the granny bonnets or aquilegias; I love them all, the fancy hybrids, the little wild-looking ones, the self-seeded ones, all of them.

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