13 - Lilac Cascade (oil on canvas 5 x 7 in, framed)
18May 2010 finds me rejoicing in Lilacs in Bishops Mills. I am struck by the contrast of the weathered branches of the old dead Sugar Maple and the cascading billows of sweet fresh Lilac bloom. The scent is exhilarating, especially at night, when it sweetens the soft spring darkness to the tune of whining Mosquitoes. Every spring I feel a little sad at Lilac time, because it passes so quickly, but at least this year I am commemorating it with a painting.