We got home last night just as the light was fading. So much grew in just a week (two new feet of grass, I swear!). This morning, awake too early from a body in time zone readjustment, the first thing I did was wander outside to breathe in the sweet perfume of the lilacs that had blossomed while we were away. Planted last year on mother’s day, their first flowers cut on that day a year later. Perfect.