Spring in Ukraine is probably my favorite season anywhere.

Even though this winter was relatively mild, weather-wise, it was not an easy winter. Our evacuation to Poland seemed like a vacation, even with the uncertainty associated with it!

But now it is spring…  overnight, leaves are budding and flowers are blooming.  The sun is shining and I want to be outside every moment, soaking up the warmth and light.

I am filling my home with flowers.  A little babushka was selling lilacs for 7 grivnia a bunch outside the metro, and at the current exchange rate that meant I spent under two dollars for lilacs in the living room and entry. I think I’ll make some lilac sugar and lilac simple syrup before this bounty is gone.