Monday, May 16, 2011

Lilac Time

There were purple lilacs...

And white lilacs...

And a wonderful mix of the glorious range of lilacs...

 I was in lilac fantasy land, totally enchanted with sight and scent. 

Despite a (not-so) little travel glitch and lots of rain, the weekend was lovely. We had a great trip up to Rochester, riding along the Erie Canal for a good part of the trip. The six hours went quickly and I loved the long, leisurely time of catching up with friends. Friday night was spent at the Lilac Festival and dinner with the graduate and one of his classmates. Saturday included a quick trip to the Farmer's Market. We so enjoyed the produce and plants, but there was too much rain for pictures. 

The highlight of Saturday -- and the weekend -- was graduation at spectacular Kodak Hall. It was a warm, personal and lovely event and we were very proud of "our" graduate. 

The ceiling of Kodak Hall. My camera didn't do the room justice. 

We made several other stops during the weekend, which will be the topics for other posts. Thanks for stopping by and visiting in Lilac Time!


12 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Sounds like you had a good time - congrats to the graduate, complete with flowers, friends, and catching up!

Mildred said...

I have been looking forward to the lilac pictures; they are gorgeous. Best wishes to the graduate!

Country Dreaming said...

Love the lilacs, they smell sooooooooo good!

Melinda

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I only have one lilac bush here at my house but it is lovely and full of blooms right now. I love the smell they give too. Glad you had a great weekend!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

One of the scents of heaven!! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend in spite of the rain. That ceiling is gorgeous!

Barbara Blundell said...

Would just loved to have joined you at Lilac Time . I think their scent is gorgeousi
i dont have a lilac and there are not many round here

Sheilagh said...

Sounds Heavenly..mmmmmmm

we have just planted one:)

Hugs

Sheialgh

Amrita said...

Beautiful sights

Sybil said...

I could almost smell the beautiful lilac. Thanks for sharing. Don;t know wht but there do'snt seem many lilacs around here in Box. We had a huge dark lilac and a white one up home In Scotland. We were not allowed to bring the blooms indoors as Mum said it was unlucky !! as if flowers could be unlucky...funny she was that way LOL Glad that you enjoyed your weekend so much,
Love Sybil xx

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats to your grad & thanks for sharing the lilacs! :)

Connie Arnold said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures! I'd love to smell those. Congratulations on your graduate. Seems like you had a wonderful weekend!

Barbara F. said...

I love lilac, mine just bloomed a couple of days ago but the heavy downpours we've been having are taking a toll, they are so droopy-looking :-(. I enjoyed these photos. xo,