Monday, May 17, 2010

I Just Got Back from Lilac Land...

...Literally! I spent the weekend in Rochester, which was celebrating its Lilac Festival. 

The lilacs -- and wisteria -- were beautiful, but even lovelier was the reason for my visit. David, the son of my dear friends, Nancy and Mark, graduated from the University of Rochester. Nancy, Mark and extended family had a wonderful time celebrating. We toured the George Eastman house -- thank you Mr. Eastman for the every day wonder of pictures -- ate a wonderful celebratory dinner and attended the university commencement and the Biology Department commencement.

There was much laughter, joy and happiness in the accomplishment of this wonderful young man. David starts graduate school this morning and I know we will have much more to celebrate in the years to come.

I will be back tonight with more photos of Rochester. I am remiss in being gone for a week and so overdue in blog visiting. The days have really run away from me. Wishes to all for a great day!


Andrea said...

Beautiful lilac tree. Thank you for sharing. Glad you enjoyed your week.
Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

Chatty Crone said...

I wondered where you were. Congrats to David. The lilac's there are lovely. Sandie

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

I hope your Monday is a great one too. I'll be looking forward to your pictures.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

You have the most wonderful experiences~
thanks for sharing them with us!
We love hearing about your weekends, and city/country treks.

Nancy M. said...

Gorgeous picture! Sounds like a fun trip!

Jemi Fraser said...

Wow - gorgeous. Our lilacs are just coming out - I noticed them for the first time today :) Welcome back!

Mimi said...

wHAT A fun weekend trip!!!Those are so fun , except then you come home and are sooo tired!!!!I love that lilac tree, it is amazing!!!A Graduation to attend, we did not this year but our son graduates from Law School next year!!!how exciting the last one to finish their education, unless middle child daughter decides to go for a Masters or something, so far nope, she is Happy working for Disney!!!!
Hugs to you