Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lilacs



Lilacs.....their fragrance is intoxicating and instantly brings sweet memories to mind.....



The outhouse by the barn on my grandparent's farm was surrounded by a huge stand of lilacs....
As kids we loved to hide in there....



My Nana died in the spring and we filled the church with lilacs.....



My only daughter was born May 1st and when we brought her home all the lilacs were in bloom.....

We are so fortunate as we have French lilacs in our yard that were my mothers and also lovely white lilacs that belonged to Rob's grandmother. They are such a beautiful spring gift and I look forward to their blooms each year.......Do lilacs bring back memories for you?
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13 comments:

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

They do actually...my father passed away in May of 93 and we cut bouquets of lilacs for his wake too... which used to grow at George's Grandmothers house. One of my favorite flowers.

Les Cotrions said...

Ohh your lilacs are a beauty! They're stunning! I'd like to have a plant in the garden! may be I'll buy one next year! Enjoy your marvellous garden!
Wish you a sunny week end!
Hugs
Vale

Room design studio said...

this totally brings back memories of when i was young , my dad loved lilacs and planted it all around the house!

by the way you got an award on my blog!

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

MY FAVORITE THING TO DO WITH LILACS IS TO BURY MY FACE IN A BIG BOUQUET AND BREATHE DEEPLY! INTOXICATING!

cheryl kuhn said...

It sure does bring back memories of childhood for me. Our yard had many lilac bushes and I used to pick big bouquets of them for my mom. When we moved into our house the first thing I did was plant lilac bushes and a pussy willow tree. The yard became perfect then!!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Pretty post! We love lilacs - our mom's favorite! Lilacs remind us of her mother - our grandmother - her yard was full of lilacs too - white & lavender {we too found it to be the best place to play in & around!!}

mimi charmante said...

Lilacs are one of my very favorite parts of spring! I love that yours hold so much history and memories~

Chrissy said...

Yes they do, they were my Moms favorite flower, and I always think of her when they bloom.... have a lovely weekend!! Chrissy

Susan S. said...

Hi there...just popped over from Junkin-Yaya's (Debi's Blog). We don't have lilacs in Houston but I always love the fragrance in candles, soaps, etc. What a PRETTY flower!

PS: The two little girls chewing gum is priceless! Love you blog...I'll be back!

Christelle said...

So beautiful picture ! I love this flower too !Thank you for your comment on my blog ! Kiss et bonne soirée à vous !

Crinoline said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog.It is very nice to hear from you and then I get a chance to write in English. I need to practice! The lilacs are beatiful,we have some at our sommerhouse. Greetings from Crinoline in Norway

Anonymous said...

Hey Sweetie -
Lilacs! I miss them!
I miss Nana too!
I miss spring in NY!
I love ya!
L

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I just love Lilacs, wish they grew in Texas. Love your header and I'm adding your blog to mine. Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend, Theresa