Looking Back on Lilac Time
The cloud people were so generous with their raindrops this spring that the lilacs responded in multitudinous wonder at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary. All I could do was sit next to a bunch and breathe. To date it is the most uplifted I have felt from “my” land. All I could think of was to call my friends and coax them out of their frenzy to take have an afternoon tea next to the west porch hedge. Or lie with the blossoms that were draped over the hammock.
Then I had a big surprise call from Gwen Heffner. She was nearby and wanted to visit. What a lovely gift to catch up with my long time friend. She is a renown Studio Potter. We had a serendipitous meeting when she owned Contemporary Artifacts Gallery in Berea. She was the first person to represent me in Kentucky. She knows so many artists and loves to support them in her position at Kentucky Artisan Center. She also curates shows. She juried the Connections: We Are All One exhibit and conference I organized in 2006. She is also a gardener and usually loves to visit during Morning Glory days, so it was a real treat to talk by the lilacs.
We have grand ideas for having a Lilac Festival next year. You can come dig up the many suckers and plant them to have your own spring paradise, and pick as many blossom stems as you like. That’s right, all those stems need to be pruned to have the abundance next year. We’re finally finished, I said “thank you” at each cut.
I am going to post every other Wednesday for the summer.