A rather random weather pattern this spring resulted in an intoxicating display by the lilacs throughout the Mohawk Valley this year. Though now past their prime, I spent many evenings over the last several weeks sitting on the knoll beneath their branches. I cannot adequately capture their scent in words, so I decided to take a walk around The Beekman Farm and capture as many variations of the color purple as I could in honor of their magnificent seasonal display. It was a revealing experiment. You should try choosing one color and walking around your yard and identifying how many times you can spot it. I guarantee there will be things you have overlooked.