Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Lilac Time at Last!

Our white lilac trees have burst into bloom


and the first bouquet of the season appeared in a vase on the kitchen counter, 
gathered by the man of the house.




Definitely time to stop and smell the lilacs...




although their perfume is not as heady as the purple variety...



they are, nevertheless, quite intoxicating with their subtle scent and delicate beauty.

No matter white or purple, colour me happy!

18 comments:

  1. Ours were out in full bloom by the 21st - just as expected. They're such a lovely flower and scent - no matter the colour. Pretty photos Lynne.

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    1. Lilacs as regular as clockwork and more predictable than the weather (but that part's not hard)! I just wish Blogger had a scratch and sniff feature. Purple pleasures yet to come.
      ;-)

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  2. Très belles photos!

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    1. Et merci à toi pour le bouquet!

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  3. They are so pretty, Lynne! I love all flowers, but lilacs are at the top of the list. Thanks for making me stop and smell them.

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    1. More to come,Jann! They are ubiquitous, beautiful, heady, yet humble and such sweet harbingers of summer. Like you, I find them simply irresistible.

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  4. So beautiful! Ours are purple, but we have very few this year. The bush is huge, and used to fully bloom, but there are only like a dozen blossoms that came out this year. :( Maybe they have good and bad years like people... :) Lovely photos... I especially like the last one with the detail of the blossoms.... Ahhhhh

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    1. It does seem that plants have their own cycles, but I suppose it`s largely weather dependent. Not enough moisture during the winter, or cold nights and warm days and they get all discouraged and moody and don`t "perform" as well as one might hope...just like we humans, as you pointed out. I can't give you any gardening/pruning advice because I am hopeless at anything to do with gardens other than appreciating their anonymous beauty.
      Aaaaaah, indeed!

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  5. Beautiful! Don't know why,but white lilac brings up images of parties and weddings.
    Enjoy the perfume,it's heady and intoxicating.

    Ruby

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    1. Yes, they make lovely May/June bouquets for brides in an old-fashioned traditional style and beautiful decorations throughout the house especially when guests are invited. And such a gift to be able to gather them from one's own yard. They're quite prevalent in our area. Beautiful scent to inhale when passing by, as you suggest!

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  6. I do adore lilacs! They are finally blooming over here too.

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    1. Yay! Enjoy!!! They've been a long time coming.

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  7. they do indeed look really intoxicating...

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  8. joy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i have two lilac trees in my mother's yard, one white and one purple, and i could never decide between them, my heart is forever split, since childhood :-)

    from those trees:
    http://ofwindowsandcurtains.blogspot.ro/2013/05/even-rain-was-lilac.html

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    1. Oh but the wonderful thing is that you really don't need to decide, only enjoy!

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  9. Actually I can almost smell them. I'm not just saying that, it's something about your photos triggered the memory!

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    1. Oh, how lovely! Next best thing to a scratch'n'sniff blog.
      :-D

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