We have a lilac bush in our back yard.  I planted it ten years ago and every year I hope to see clusters of sweet-scented blossoms.  And every year I am lucky to find two small clusters on the very top. 

My grandparents lived in Colorado and had a lilac hedge that filled with clusters of purple blossoms.  Rick’s family had relatives in Sweden who had gorgeous lilac bushes that had a profusion of clusters. 

Why is my lilac bush such a bust? 

I live in California.  The weather is nice. The sky is blue and the sun is shining through my window right now.  The appearance of snow in Sonoma County makes us ooohhh and aaahhh. 

Lilacs need COLD weather.  Snow and ice bring a profusion of spring color and scent.

Hard times often bring out the best in people, too.  Faith blossoms.  Courage inspires.    

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