For me, May is a month to savor. Tender green leaves unfurl
with possibility and the woods echo with birdsong. After a nearly snow-less winter and a scary spell of drought in early spring, we've had several periods of rainy and cool weather. Now everything is vivid, emerald green.
Thankfully, the rains have also replenished vernal
pools and are bringing rivers and streams up to more normal levels. It's a blessing pollen-wise as well.
Recently, I followed a 10-mile trail into the woods. The stairway leading down to this section of the trail brings you “into the green.”
The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises
from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is
inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and
The President Lincoln lilac was introduced in 1916 by John Dunbar (1859-1927), assistant superintendent of parks and founder of the Highland
Park lilac collection in Rochester,
NY. ‘President Lincoln’ has a single medium blue flower, which is quite fragrant. With it's Wedgwood blue color, 'President Lincoln' is often called the truest blue lilac. Click on the image above.