THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I love this time of year...


There is a golf course behind our house that we drive through in order to get home. At the main entrance, the road has about 20 very large lilac bushes on each side. They are at least 20 feet tall. For only about two weeks each year, the bushes bloom and it smells so wonderful. I always bring home a vase full so that we can enjoy that wonderful smell. Eli likes to get his nose right into them!

21 comments:

Kelley said...

I love lilacs, too! Ours are already all bloomed out...we have Iris and Azaelas blooming like crazy all around these parts (but not in my yard unfortunately).

Paula said...

Lilacs are my 2nd favorite (roses first). The smell is glorious. They grow really well up here in Tahoe.
PS. I'm mailing your little rose dress that you won on auction out tomorrow.

mommy24treasures said...

beautiful! Thats how we feel about a few trees we have they don't bloom long but are beautiful while they do!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

LOVE the picture ... Eli is tooo cute..
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Gail said...

One of my very favorite flowers, love the scent and wish they lasted longer. Eli is such a cutie. :)

Dolores and Shawn said...

I too love lilacs. My mom really loved them too, they remind me of her.

Lisa said...

I love Lilacs. Beautiful arrangement. Eli is cute taking a sniff!

April said...

They smell so wonderful. I should see if they grow well in Washington.

Sophie's Mom said...

Lilacs are one of my ALL TIME favorite smells, and my favorite flower! I wish mine would bloom soon!!

Lucky you!

Laura Nipper said...

Wow those are so beautiful. You live in such a wonderful place. Spring is in the air out your direction.

Alyson & Ford said...

Wow. Makes me want to plant a lilac bush. I love their smell. Aly and I will now have to drive around and find one to smell for ourselves. ROAD TRIP!
:) peace
fm

OH MY #6 said...

Lovely!

Lea

Ashley Winters said...

I'm with you. I love springtime. It is my favorite time of year with all the beautiful sights and smells.

Bella's mama said...

I love and so miss lilacs!!!! I wish they would bloom this far south.

Have a beautiful day,

Krista

Jill W said...

We have lilac bushes in our yard that are just starting to bloom. I love them as well as the lily of the valley. I like to get my nose right into them like Eli.

Kimber said...

Oh I can smell them from here! Beautiful! Happy Spring!

Janet said...

I love lilacs, but they hate me.....:-)

lindanuts said...

Oh that Eli is a heart-stealer! He does just like I do. I can't get enough of that sweet smell. My #1 favorite smell in the world!
But honeysuckle is coming on now and it lasts much longer--my #2 favorite smell!

k1 said...

I absolutely LOVE lilacs! The colors, the intoxicating smell. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!

I have two Lilacs in my front yard and one in the back. LOVE THEM!

Tracey & Mike said...

mmmmm ... I love lilacs!

Denise C said...

Oooooo Lilacs!! Such a sweet flower!!!
I can smell them all the way in TN! *Wink*