Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sunshine and lilacs!

Sunshine at last! We've had 7 straight days of rain - torrential at times - but the sun has finally decided to appear. When the lilac bush began to bloom last week, there were predictions of a week of non-stop rain. I look forward to the blooming of lilacs every year and this seemed as though a wash out was inevitable. Well, the sun is finally out and the fragrant scent is filling the air!

Soaking rains not only weighed the flowers down, but held their sweet scent close to the bloom.

Lavender against azure blue - a most pleasing and pleasant combination to the eye!

Memories of the tiny bottle of toilet water perfume that my Grandmother gave me when I was 12 are vivid. A small indigo blue glass bottle with a tiny gold metal cap that screwed off to reveal the scent of lilacs whenever I opened it.

Water that drenched the buds just a few hours ago still hold tight to the tips.


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Blogger Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Linda- I love the smell of lilacs and was stunned to find my husband does not! (After bringing some into the house!)

I have not fulfilled our pinky promise. Construction at our house has sadly trumped all!


May 31, 2011 at 4:35 AM  
Blogger Linda Ellett said...

Hi Loretta! Our son has been home from college for a week, today he's headed back to school. We took a trip to NYC, saw as much family as possible, crammed a lot of activity and fun in - so we haven't been around. Don't worry - we have all summer ahead of us - I'm looking forward to having you and Liz visit!

May 31, 2011 at 8:28 AM  

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