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May. 18th, 2017 08:13 am
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As usual, we've gone straight from cold to hot. Last week I was wearing hoodies, this week I'm digging for summer clothing and installing my a/c unit. It's supposed to hit 90° today. I got an air quality alert on my phone, even. Oy. At least it's supposed to cool down again by next week.

I went to the Arnold Arboretum the other day to enjoy the lilacs at their peak. A lot of other people had the same idea! They actually cancelled Lilac Sunday this year because the weather was rainy & windy; it didn't end up as stormy as forecast, but it still wouldn't have been a fun day for festivities.

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The lilacs were, as always, spectacular. I also took in the shrub & vine garden, and the bonsai collection.

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This one is the same age as I am:

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There were a lot of schoolchildren there that day. Nice place for a field trip!

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I also saw a few buses from retirement communities. Young & old together, enjoying nature in the city.

pretty pink azaleas

I do love lilacs, and I love the Arboretum!

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Even the birds love the lilacs.

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I'm glad I made it there before it got too hot out.

Date: 2017-05-18 03:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puddleshark.livejournal.com
So beautiful! I shall have to head out in search of lilacs.

I met a HUGE schoolparty out on the hill earlier when I was out looking for butterflies... but they were lovely kids, very polite, and really excited when I pointed out the blue butterflies to them.

Date: 2017-05-18 05:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizziebelle.livejournal.com
Blue butterflies are very exciting. :)

Date: 2017-05-19 01:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thoughtsbykat.livejournal.com
You picked a good day to see the lilacs. They are spectacular. I love the dark purple ones.

Date: 2017-05-19 01:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizziebelle.livejournal.com
Those are my favorites!

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