5.07.2011

Lilacs

There are lilacs at the end of our driveway.
The bushes are so huge they hang over our fence until they almost touch the ground.

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And then there is the smell...
it reminds me of being little and playing outside.

Running and playing...
getting so warm that you can take off your jackets.

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A few branches and some canning jars make a lovely little display.

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Every time I walk by, I can't help but smile...
and breath deep.
Both are good for the soul... especially while doing another load of laundry.

8 comments:

jill said...

my favoriteeeeeeee!!oh just looking at those pictures make me wish i could just stick my nose in that jar and smell and big ole' whiff! haha

Hanna said...

Oh those are beautiful & they look fantastic in the jars.

Joeylee said...

thank you for the sweet comment. I love summer time too!
love the flowers, so pretty

Keetha Broyles said...

I love lilacs.

Ours aren't blooming yet - - - shoot, they barely have leaf buds! But soon - - -

Cari said...

Beauiful! Those and sweet peas are my favorite, still waiting for the lilacs to bloom in these parts.

Kelly said...

Congrats on the paper mama challenge! I loved that picture of your little monster!

Heidi said...

These are beautiful; and I do love them in the canning jars. My birthday irises are currently in an old glass jar shaped like a honey bear.

azjuleseleven said...

i miss lilacs.....

As a child growing up in Indiana, we had a lilac bush that hung heavy over the tornado cellar doors. I remember that sweet smell while the storm raged out of control overhead, and they calmed me. I abhore and adore the memories.


I miss Lilacs....