Friday, April 13, 2012

L is for ... Lilacs

The lilac bush was beneath my upstairs window.  I can still remember the scent through an open window.



Spring…just saying “Spring” after a cold/wet/icy cold winter makes a difference.  I want to walk fast.  I even may jump or hop.  Breathing deep feels great. 

There are new flowers showing their faces.  And what a show! 

This was always my mother’s favorite time of year, if for one flower alone:  Lilac.  The leaves would have appeared a week or more ago, and then the flower buds.  She looked at the lilac bush several times a day, just to see if any had flowered.

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So this blog is dedicated to Lilacs.

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18 comments:

  1. Spring can certainly put a certain something in your step, but I can't quite think of the appropriate word...

    Stopping by from the A-Z Challenge.

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  2. Smells good just thinking of lilacs. (Though lilacs are a pivotal adultery plot point in the YA novel I just finished drafting)

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  3. Think there were some in the backyard growing up, not much of a green thumb here though..haha

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  4. Aren't they glorious? I used to bring huge armloads of them home to my mom and gram...now of course I can't tolerate the smell of them but I still love them.

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  5. When I was growing up we had a stand of lilacs that was hollow. My brother and I could get inside and be surrounded by lilac blossom.

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  6. There really aren't many things prettier than lilacs.

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  7. Never could just pass by flowers; always have to stop and say hell'o.

    Flowers give so much of themselves; their beauty, scent, color!

    I just like to let them know that they are appreciated! They are truly gifts to humans!

    Thanks for the moments! Simply beautiful!

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. To all readers: Some flowers stir up strong memories. For me it is the lilac. I wonder, so you have flowers that remain your favorites?

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  9. Lilacs stir up memories for me! I blogged about them a long time ago. One scent of them in the spring air and I am once again ten years old in Kansas, stopping on my bike to smell Mrs. Fair's lilac bush. Heavenly!

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  10. Hi Susan,
    I know, I know, where the "L" have I been? Sorry I've not kept up with your alphabetical endeavours. Been doing the tour and um 'delighting' all those 'A to Zedders' with my 'highly sought after' comments. Or something like that :)
    And the beautiful lilac instils memories of your mother and her fondness for this lovely plant.
    I'm quite partial to the fuchsia and I was very careful with the spelling of it :)
    Thanks Susan and continued happy writing with the alphabet challenge.
    In kindness, Gary

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  11. Oh, how beautiful! I adore the scent of lilacs. It's second only to lavender, at least for me. :)

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  12. I love lilacs! They're blooming like crazy in the backyard now - white, lavender, and pink! We inherited the bushes when we moved here 17 years ago. I wished the blooms lasted longer.

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  13. Gorgeous photos of my favorite flower. I was just out checking on those still tightly closed buds tonight after dinner! I keep checking them several times a day. Soon, they will burst open and I'll be so happy!

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  14. We've got heathers leading up to the foot of trees and shrubs in our garden. They do a great job keeping the weeds away.

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  15. I have planted eight lilacs now and each spring I watch and exult as they come into bloom. Only a few yet, as they are slow growers but their time will come.

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  16. I love lilacs. They used to grow as large trees around my driveway in the UK, bringing lovely butterflies to feast on them. Here, in Sydney there aren't as many lilacs around, and I miss their smell.

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  17. I've taken heaps of flower pics during my recent travels...it became tradition to take a pic of any flowers I saw. :) I even took a picture of some fake ones. hehe

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  18. Beautiful photographs. The second one is particularly lovely.

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