It has been a very wet and cool spring around here. Very different from last year. My flowering cherry tree bloomed 5 weeks later this year! Then of course 3 days later a hail storm arrived sending a good portion of the beautiful blossoms onto the ground. The lilacs were late as well, typically blooming just before Mothers Day. However, they finally arrived and their scent has been lilting in the breezes ever since. There is no mistaking the wonderful fragrant perfume of the lilac. I am certain it is my favorite. The forecast is for more of the same through June so everything will be delayed and diminished but I will continue to enjoy the simple pleasures of spring even if they do arrive at the beginning of "summer."