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Monday, June 24, 2013

Lilac Dreams & A Blue Frame

We are enjoying a beautiful, warm and breezy Monday morning.

At 10 a.m. it was already 20 deg. C, that's about 68 deg. F. 
Perfect weather!

I must have the slowest Lilac bush in North America.
I have been waiting forever for it to bloom so I can cut it back. Currently, it has taken over our walk-way to the back of the garage.
But I did not want to cut it back, because the part that is over hanging is the only part that really blooms. 


Aren't lilacs gorgeous!?


The back of our garage...lovely is it not, the lilacs not the garbage containers.


To prove my point regarding my late bloomers,
this photo was taken a couple of weeks ago.
See, my lilac bushes are s.l.o.w...


But they are lovely and that is what matters.
Do you see the Bumble Bee on the blossoms?


The Peonies will soon be busting forth, do you see the bug on the leaf?
I'm not sure what it is, but it's ugly!

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I painted this frame blue last week and then forgot to 
show you.


It's a mottled finished, but I like the way it turned out.

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I prettied up my bike a little in the back garden with flowers that grow like weeds.

I am off soon to see Alaine's garden today.
Perhaps she will let me take a few photos to show you.

Have a lovely Monday!

Cindy

24 comments:

podso said...

Cindy I just love lilacs and miss them down here in the south so enjoyed your photos! Your little frame is lovely and I like that repurposed old lamp! Have a good week and enjoy your lovely weather!

Connie said...

What a lovely post. It made my heart sing. My mom always loved lilacs and so do I. I wish I could catch the lovely fragrance thru viewing your photos. :)

Marina Pérez said...

Hi Cindy! I love your flowers, they are really beautiful! And your frame is perfect, new life for an old item! That's great!

Hugs

Marina

Sharon de Jager said...

Hi Cindy, love your porch and especially the blue frame with the heart inside! Lovely lilacs! Wish we were having warmer weather! It's been so windy and not pleasant at all. Have a lovely week enjoying your lovely porch! Sharon x

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Oh Cindy, they are beautiful, worth waiting for! I would love to have lilacs, but none right now.
Blessings,
Cindy

cuori e perline said...

Hi Cindy!
Lovely lilacs!
I love you garden and your house!
Annamaria

Blackberry Lane said...

Beautiful photos, Cindy. The lilacs are so pretty. Hope you have a wonderful garden tour.

Joyful said...

Beautiful Cindy! I do love lilacs :-)

It's me said...

Beautiful lillacs Cindy !!...lovely week enjoy summer !!..x !

Pamela Gordon said...

There are many lilac varieties out there, Cindy, that bloom at different periods so I guess you have a late blooming one. They sure are beautiful too! I love the frame. Cute idea. It's been hot and humid here but the rest of the week looks wet and cooler. :( Of course the long weekend is coming up so I guess it has to rain. Have a good week my friend!

chateau chic said...

Pretty, pretty flowers. Your lilacs are beautiful. I just wish they lasted longer.
Mary Alice

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

I love lilacs too Cindy, and although mine are done for the season now, my peonies just started bursting forth today! I am going to fill a big vase tomorrow! Have a wonderful week! Angie xo

camp and cottage living said...

Cindy
Your screened porch just keep getting cuter!
Our lilacs have just bloomed in the last week too and our peonies are only a foot high yet.
Love the blue on that frame.

Gail said...

I love lilacs and yours are beautiful! Our lilac bush doesn't produce beautiful flowers anymore:( Your bike looks so pretty in your garden. I have one and enjoy changing out the flowers in my bike basket with each season. Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

P.S. I bet you are enjoying that beautiful porch of yours!

Brigitte Peetermans said...

Just gone through your blog for the first time.

I love it. You are so creative.

Strange that your lilacs are still in bloom (ours have been gone for over a month now, but this is cold Belgium and not North-America).
I like the way you show all the flowers (peonies are my favorites as well)

If you want to have a peek at my blog (and my flowers) feel free to have a look:
http://homeiswherethedachshundis.blogspot.be/

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love to smell lilacs!! Sadly, they don't do well this far south. It was 93 today when I came inside. Enjoy that perfect weather and your beautiful slow bloomers! blessings ~ tanna
ps love the blue you used on the frame.

Jenna LaFevor said...

Lilacs are so pretty and smell soooo good! I so miss having them in my yard! That blue frame is adorable! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 4 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/06/give-me-goods-monday-party-14.html
Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Lilacs are my absolute favorite, Cindy! How wonderful!
Your slipcover on the previous post is darling. I'm going to keep that in mind for a chair I just picked up.

NanaDiana said...

Hi Cindy- I found you through Romantic Homes magazine. You have a wonderful blog and I am your newest follower. I am doing a little promo for you and other RH bloggers on my blog tomorrow. Feel free to pop by if you have the chance. xo Diana

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Lilacs and peonies are two of my very favorites. I don't have any lilacs and so wish I did. I planted a few peonies last year but they didn't really bloom. Maybe next year! Temps are hot here so I am envious of your 68 degrees. Sounds like you are enjoying your summer! I wish I could get here to visit more often. Things aren't good with my parents and I'm spending a lot of time with them. It's hard to keep up with my blog sometimes...thank you for being such a good friend! ~Ann

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Beautiful lilacs, Cindy! I have a late blooming variety in bloom now, too...they are wonderful, aren't they?

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Lovely blooms and I love the pop of blue from the picture frame too.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love lilacs--late blooming is special as you extend the season! I enjoyed seeing more about Winnipeg on your prior post and your new decorative pieces, Cindy, You have been busy! I watch my granddaughter all day and after making dinner and doing dishes I'm too tired to move :)

Jamie {Better With Age} said...

Beautiful lilac bushes! Thank you so much for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday!
Jamie @ Better With Age