Yesterday my daughter and I both got the urge to drive to Manito Park in Spokane, WA, to see the lilacs. So we gathered up our water bottles and her dog, hopped into her car, and off we went. A large lilac grove contains many varieties and colors of the fragrant bushes, including white and shades of pink, purple, and blue. They don't all bloom at once, so the beauty is spread out over a few weeks' time.
The lilac festival was canceled last year as well as this year, due to Covid panic. I've always wanted to attend the parade, but have never managed to do so. I enjoy parades, but finding a place to park is always a challenge, and then driving out of the downtown area afterwards is also problematic. So I haven't even tried. Maybe next year I will go for it!