Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time for the annual pilgrimage to Lombard, Illinois to see the lilacs. Not that we don’t have them in our own back yard but there is something extra special about the lilacs in Lombard.
In fact they even have a festival dedicated to that queen of springtime blossoms and on this visit to Lilacia Park I actually got to meet a real live Lilac Princess who was wandering through the gardens waiting for the start of the parade.
I have never actually been to the park on the day of the festival before. Usually I go on a weekday when there is less of a crowd but the weather had been so wet and gloomy for the past week that I took the first opportunity of a sunny day to head over to Lombard, not even realizing that I’d picked festival weekend.
The lilacs are not the only flowers to capture everyone’s attention. The tulips are simply gorgeous!
But the lilacs are the star of the show and it isn’t difficult to see why.