According to Telefora.com, “The story of lilac, according to Greek mythology, begins with a beautiful nymph named Syringa (lilac’s botanical name). Captivated by her beauty, Pan, the god of the forests and fields, chased Syringa through the forest. Frightened by Pan’s affections, Syringa escaped him by turning herself into an aromatic bush – the flower we now refer to as lilac.” They go on to explain, “In the language of flowers, purple lilacs symbolize the first emotions of love, while white lilacs represent youthful innocence.”
I simply love lilacs as they look so pretty and smell so good. It is a shame the season of the lilac bush is so short. They come out in the spring giving us all a little hope of better weather and then they are gone.
Post linked to Macro Flower Saturday