I'm missing the smell and the look of the lilacs just now....
...but thanks to my friend's Facebook posting at home, I got to see some! I'll just have to imagine/ remember the smell... In 1972 when I attended BYU-Prove, I saw lilacs bloom first in California at Easter, then in Provo end of April, then at home in Edmonton in June.
BEST . YEAR. EVER!!!
In Red Deer we lived just off 32nd Street, nice and close to the Bower Chapel - the lilacs hedges lining both sides of that busy street were gorgeous in the spring.