The happiest time of year for most New Englanders who abhor winter is the arrival of Spring. The sudden bursts of plants and flowers making their way through the still somewhat solid ground is inspiring that finally we will have some reprieve from the cold and snow.
When I first saw Janice Peroni’s painting, it immediately brought me back to the lilacs that my Mom loved so much. They were not the first to bloom so we all waited patiently for their lovely scent. My parents had them planted in specific places, one of them being right outside the bedroom windows. We all knew when they arrived as that distinct scent came flowing threw the half-opened windows to wake us up.
One of the sad things about Spring is that it doesn’t last very long. The flowers, that is. To have six long months of a barren winter compared to about three weeks of flowers, seems just not fair, but that is probably why we relish it so much. My favorite flower has always been the rose, but originally there were no roses in my back yard. Other gorgeous flowers like lilacs, sunflowers, hyacinths, daffodils, irises, lily of the valley and azaleas covered most of the garden beds.
When I bought my childhood home back after thirty-five years, one of the first things I wanted to do was to plant roses….and roses I did. Roses are late bloomers, which was for me a good thing because I always had them in the end after most of the others were gone. I planted them everywhere: wherever I could find an open spot. After having been away almost a month, when I lifted my blinds I was so surprised to see a garden full of roses!
So I notice my calendar that says June 16th and I know we officially have 5 more days of Spring and all its beauty. The grass and bushes around the house are green and full again.
The warm temperatures remind us that summer is finally arriving in New England.
Janice Peroni must have thought the same thing when she painted her watercolor of lilacs and roses. For me a perfect combination for Spring.
Please join me and the precious people of THASC Sales Co. again
on Thursday for more lovely visions of life.
Until then…Enjoy the last days of Spring!