Syringa Vulgaris

August 4, 2022


I don’t recall exactly what made me decide to take Ms. Petri’s Latin class when I went into the seventh grade. But the three years in her tutelage were, for the most part, really fun! Okay, conjugating verbs was not the fun part. But it was a class I looked forward to. I must say, three years of French or Spanish might have given me basic language skills that I would have put to use more often.

On the other hand, when I paint a picture that includes the common lilac, I can make the title somewhat less prosaic by using the Latin name for the plant!


Let's keep in touch,


Marshall