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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Lilacs in June

Is there anything prettier than lilacs?
I love them and no matter where you put them, they make everything around them look even lovelier.

This Spring has been exceptionally nice, with the right mix of hot sun and rain. My lilac bush has never produced so many blossoms, oh, how I wish they would last through the whole Summer. 

Sadly, the bushes are facing the alley. So, I go back there every day to gaze at their sweet blossoms, because I know they won't be around much longer. 
Lilacs were a favorite of my mother, she always longed for lilac bushes, when I was a kid growing up in the frozen north. That could be why I love them so.

Thank you for coming by and as always, thanks so much for your wonderful comments, they are deeply appreciated.

Have a wonderful weekend!




Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! Your lilacs are so beautiful! I'm sure they smell wonderful too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh so gorgeous. Love them in the blue jar.

Sheila said...

My lilacs are lovely this year too Cindy. i was so anxious to pick them that I cut them before they were in full bud. It seemed to work really well as they have lasted far longer than usual. I like the idea of putting them in a Mason jar. i used to have mine out but they are boxed up now. Don't you love the smell of fresh lilacs. So Cindy, you and I and Lorrie from Fabric Paper Thread were all in Fort George Park the same day - what a small world! I don't remember Prince Phillip being there but if you do he must have been there. Were you a student in those days?

Anne said...

I'm a month away from lilacs!! Love them, the sweet smell, the pretty flowers, the gorgeous colour, mmmmmm can't wait!

Julie Harward said...

Oh yes, I love them too, the only drawback about them is that they don't last long enough! You would think that by now, someone would have been able to come up with a new one that would last all summer long! Love yours in those old blue bottles! :)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your lilacs are lovely, Cindy...and your photos are, too!

Pondside said...

I love lilacs too - can't resist taking a deep breath of their perfume whenever I pass by a bush.

Gail said...

I love lilacs too Cindy! I had a beautiful lilac bush and something happen to it. I've been wanting to plant another one and have not yet done it. I will probably wait until the Fall now. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

Carolyn said...

I love lilacs too! Our early ones will soon be passed but the Preston lilacs are yet too come as well as the Japanese Ivory Silk.
Enjoy your weekend,

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

The best thing about lilacs is walking into the room and being greeted with that one-of-a-kind scent. There is nothing like it. Yours are lovely and I think anything in a blue ball jar is pretty darn perfect anyway! Hope you are well. Have a good weekend!


Hi Cindy! I love your kitchen, so fresh and inviting, wish I was there for a much needed rest and a cuppa coffee, lol!! Love the lilacs, so crispy looking. Thank you for your visit. I'm going home this coming Mon. and although I'm tired and the heat around here is got me..I know I will miss the little girls! Enjoy your weekend.

reginascottage said...

dear cindy,
i love lilacs,too.i love the smell and the beautiful yours in the old blue glasses,the table too.
wish you a beautiful week,
love and hugs,

Pamela Gordon said...

Your lilac bush is really loaded. I love the smell of them and enjoy them when I'm out for walks. I don't have one now so miss being able to go out and pick a bouquet. Your bouquets are lovely. I hope you have a beautiful weekend. Hugs, Pam

thistlewoodfarm said...

The lilacs look amazing! I know they must smell wonderful!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!


podso said...

Yes I love lilacs and enjoy seeing pictures of them as they arrive in bloggers' gardens around the country.

Shabby soul said...

I love lilacs too!
I have one in the new home's garden, and I said hubby that's forbidden touch it! (he's always pruning and pruning....).
So happy to hear from you my sweet friend

Greet Lefèvre said...

Me too I love lilacs and I love their smell! You are luckyu to have a wonderful bush of lilacs.
I loved seeing the pictures at your home!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Cindy, those lilacs are soooo very beautiful sitting so sweetly in the mason jars. LOVE that look... and I would love the smell if I were there.

So sorry about missing your grands... I know just how that is. There is a quote on Sandie (Chatty Cathy) blog, "It take courage to be joyful." Amen. blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Cristina Garay said...

They sure are beautiful! I love how they look in the blue mason jar, I also love your framed maps!

Mrs. Sutton said...

I absolutely ADORE lilacs - we have white ones in our garden in Norfolk, England and the smell is divine!
Love your blog - it's so welcoming and pretty - am a new follower and will be visiting often!
Paula x

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I would be having lilac bouquets all over the house! They look lovely and I'm sure they have the most wonderful fragrance to boot! How blessed you are to have such an abundance.

nannykim said...

So beautiful and beautiful photos too!! I miss lilacs--they grow in the mountain areas of SC but I have not seen any near the coast where I love. They were one of my favorites growing up along with, Lily of the Valley, and a flower I can't remember the name of which has huge pink blossoms that look similar to roses.

Ana said...

They are a very beautiful flower...Can you believe I have never seen one in person just in pictures, the same goes for a peony. I feel I'm missing out on a lot :-) Enjoy your beautiful flowers my sweet friend.

Much love,