Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I just need to see some flowers, so I am looking at the lilacs from May of 2007.

The white ones originally (so far as I know) came from an aunt's house. I have quite a stand of them now, and every time I take out the compost or the laundry, I have to stop and smell them.

Sometimes, I just go out and smell them for no reason.


Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Judy :)

Excellent photos of lovely flowers. They look so good that I am not at all surprised that you want to smell them. Do they smell sweet?

It is always good to be surrounded by flowers. They make you feel happy and contented. They do all this for no reward. It is said that beauty is reward by itself whether any one admires it or not.

Many thanks for sharing.

Have a beautiful day :)

Q said...

Dear Judy,
I can almost smell these Lilacs!
Looking forward to when mine are in bloom.
Happy Spring,

George said...

We had a couple of large lilacs in the yard when I was growing up. Nothing smelled more fragrant than these lilacs. Thanks for the memories.

Owlfarmer said...

Alas, I live in the land of no lilacs--Dallas is on the cusp between hardiness zones, and even though we're more like the northerly than the southerly parts of the line, it's still too hot for lilacs.

But I remember them lovingly from Long Island and even eastern high-desert California, and when I catch a whiff of true lilac scent (as I did when someone opened a bottle of an essential oil at Whole Foods one day), I nearly weep with the memory load!

I am compensated to some extent by wisteria. When I went to close a window last night, the air was positively redolent of purple-flower-smell. Not quite as sweet as lilac, and rather more "heady," but good to have. Thanks for the photos--and the reminder.

Bronwynn said...

I do miss having lilacs at hand. Some day, when I have my own house, I will have to plant some of my own. I'd alwats assumed that the white lilac came with the house. Learn something new every day, I guess


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