Each May I get the urge to pick every lilac I see, and find a parade to watch.
I grew up in Spokane, Washington and each May the city holds a Lilac Festival. There are lilacs blooming everywhere. The festival royalty is chosen. Around town you can hear the Jr High and High School marching bands rehearsing for the parades. All along the parade route, the downtown intersections are each painted with enormous images of lilacs. Then there is the parade. It’s an evening parade – The Torchlight Parade. Very cool. I think all parades should be at night. Does someone (ahem…mom) want to buy me a plane ticket to Spokane so I can see the parade this year??