Lilac arbor...

I almost cut it down, this long branch from one of our old lilac bushes. It's one of the last remaining lilacs from thirty years ago, when we bought this property. Over the years, we've cut the old trunks down and let the suckers replace them, trying to keep the lilacs viable through windstorms and ice storms.

My sister encouraged me to let this one live, this horizontal branch that extends from one lilac bush to the next. When the lilacs burst into bloom this spring, I was so glad I did.

I love how the lilac arbor frames a window into the orchard, and the tumbled-down pasture fence beyond.

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