Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Last Lilac Season

Hello friends...
Thought you might like a peek at our lovely lilacs
 as this is our last spring here in the Hudson River Valley.

Once again, these faithful lilacs bring back happy memories,
 especially of my Mom and Nana.

We have transplanted some shoots up to the lake house and
 hopefully will be able to enjoy these family blooms for many years
 to come in the Adirondacks.

 Lilacs do well there as they love the cool mountain weather.

Doesn't my antique bee skep look even more fantastic
 adorned with these lovely lilacs?

Wishing you all a beautiful season
 of pretty blossoms and fun flea markets!

I am off on an exciting adventure with my Dad, sister and brother in law. We are headed to Paris tomorrow for a few days, and then will cruise on the Seine to Normandy. It is Dad's 88th birthday!

...I know, unbelievably lucky!
...feeling blessed and very grateful.
Will take photos! 


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Beautiful! We have mysteriously lost all our lilac bushes. Yours look just wonderful with the bee skep. Bon Voyage! What a wonderful time to be in Paris.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

GORGEOUS photos!! Enjoy that fabulous trip!!

Simple Home said...

I love lilacs, and your's are beautiful. Enjoy Paris!

Walter Marin said...

Enjoy and have Fun Laura!!! lucky you!!! enjoy Paris!!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

So happy to see you posting again! I (Im)patiently watch for your posts daily :) Your lilacs are beautiful ~ we lost ours here in VA too ~ cicada & extreme cold temps past two yrs did them in ~ Have a fabulous time in Paris, and pass along a birthday hug to your dear Dad!
Lori from Notforgotten Farm

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Hi Laura,
Did I miss something... are you moving?
The lilacs are beautiful.
The trip of a lifetime and with that handsome fellow your Dad. Have a great trip!
Susan x

Ariadne said...

Have a great time in Paris!Hope you will blog about it but I also follow you on Instagram.AriadnefromGreece!

It's me said...

Beautiful...!!,!...enjoy the trip Darling live Ria...x.!

Sussi.Sussinghurst said...

Have a wonderful voyage said...

Yay!!! You're back. Gosh I've missed your lovely posts. This one is so pretty. Have a fabulous time in Paris!!!! Can't wait to see pics and hear all about it:)
~Debra xxx
capers of the vintage vixens

Sarah said...

Laura, you are indeed blessed. How nice that you and your siblings and father will celebrate together with a fabulous trip. All the best and safe journey. Happy Birthday to your dad!
The lilacs are stunning. Wish we could grow them here in TX, but just too hot. Transplanting them at the lake is a good idea. It's nice to keep "family" plants alive as one moves to a new home. I wish I had thought to do that when my mom sold our childhood home. She was an avid gardener, but the new family that purchased her home didn't care for her garden. Now it is all lost. ;-(
I know you will have a fabulous trip. Paris, my favorite destination!

June said...

Beautiful lilacs Laura! They are going to love the mountain weather. One of the most adaptive plant ever...and the most beautiful in form and scent too!
Have a wonderful trip my dear.
hugs from here...

Annette said...

The lilacs are just lovely, Laura. Are you moving? I may have missed that! Happy birthday to your Dad. 88!! WOW. Have a wonderful trip and a safe one, too. Anxious to see the pictures.

Tante Mali said...

Lilac is so wonderful and I love the smell. Your decorations are fantastic!!! You do have a great taste and two right hands for it!
All my best

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad Laura and many more!!! Love the Lilacs! Here in Plattsburgh New York mine were blooming and looked so good and then came the endless rain and they have bit the dust so to speak...:(

Tina xo

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I missed this lovely post...I hope you are having a wonderfully special time in France!

last2-cu said...

Can't wait for your next post!!! Hope your summer is going wonderfully and your taking LOTS of pictures!!!

Sandra Winter-Dewhirst said...

I just love the lilacs... aren't they beautiful. I'm new to your site and it is beautiful.

Kind regards,

Joy H said...

Beautiful flowers, love lilacs! Just found your blog, new follower.
Joy @ Books and Life

Shari Miller said...

Beautiful! I live in south Florida and really miss the gorgeous foliage of New England, these are lovely!