I wasn’t planning on going to this year’s lilac festival at Rochester’s Highland Park. But I woke up Sunday morning thinking of Pat Martin – who died way too early on May 12th – and his peerless spouse, Mary Kennedy Martin.
While the gentle hills and walkways of Rochester’s Olmsted park may be a bit too tame and close to home for this adventurous couple, I thought that the beauty of the blossoms and the variety of colors and textures would capture Pat’s spirit, and, hopefully, bring a measure of comfort to Mary, their daughters Caitlin, Heidi and Greer, and the entire family.
So, in memory of Patrick E. Martin (March 23, 1949 – May 12, 2019), and in celebration of a life well-lived, here’s a bouquet of images from the 2019 lilac festival:
With All Due Respect and Admiration,