I have always loved lilacs. I think they bring back memories of childhood. We always had a very big purple lilac in our yard when I was a child. The fragrance of the blossoms filled the air in the spring. The very first plant I planted when we purchased this house almost 9 years ago, a lilac. I could not find one with purple flowers, so I got the white. They are in full bloom now, the spring breeze is full of their scent. I am brought back to my childhood, and I am happy.
This is my lilac bush outside my kitchen window (you can't really see the window anymore). When I planted it, it was only one branch.