The lilacs are blooming in the dooryards again. White and pinkish and light purple and deep purple, bushes and hedges and even what could rightly be called trees, the air so perfumed it almost sticks to your insides when you breathe in deeply. I've never seen a place that has such a blessing of lilacs as Stockholm.
The Swedish word for the day is syrener, which means lilacs of course, an easy word to remember if one associates it with the original sirens.
- by Francis S.