Saturday, January 13, 2007

"Lilac No. 3," New Jersey

In mom and dad's backyard.

Winter hasn't quite hit New Jersey yet, but it's on the way this week. We're due for steady temperatures in the 30s, and that first snowfall can't be too far behind. We've barely had so much as a flurry. Other than a light dusting on December 26 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the last time I saw snow was in May in Wyoming.

Beyond winter lies spring, and with it the perfume of a new beginning, the smell of the lilacs that sprout up all purpley in yards and gardens and remind us to air out the house.

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