Our daughter was married on May 28th, and she wanted lilacs at the wedding. The florist couldn't promise them, so since me and my brother were in charge of decorating the reception hall, we ran around Nepean looking for neighbours with lilacs. We put them on the tables as table centres, and I was so pleased.
Caitlin's wedding, May 2005, was the last time my mom ever traveled, and my brother drove her from Bala to Ottawa for the trip. She died in 2006. It was difficult, as she'd been in treatment for cancer for several years. She was weak, but did her best. She waited at our house while we did our decorating. Caitlin's father-in-law was in charge of beverages. Her mother-in-law in charge of decorating the church. Her father and step-mom managed the cake, and all those details.
Here are this year's lilacs, in celebration! First, the hummingbird moth, then a big bumblebee. The Swallowtail butterfly is most impressive, however.