"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

17 May 2011


Even though we have been back home for a couple of weeks now, things just haven't felt like all has returned to a relaxed state of being around here.  It usually takes about a good week to unwind after getting back to our own things.  You know that wonderful feeling that you get when you walk back into your house and smell your smells, sit on your own furniture, sleep in your own bed.  But after this last trip it has taken longer to get to that relaxed state.  Much longer than what I would want and like.

But something happened over the weekend when my lilacs started to show off around here.  Their scent is everywhere.  I especially love smelling them after a rain shower.  It was as if they were putting on a show just for me.  A show that I needed.  A show that I was worried that I would miss while on our trip. A show that I desperately needed.
 There are three different lilacs in my yard.  Their colors are so wonderful.  I can't pick a favorite.
There is the dark purple one in the back yard.
The Sensation Lilac on one side of the front yard
And a wonderful white Primrose Lilac on the other side of the front yard.  I'm waiting for this one to make it's big show.
 One bush in particular, my Sensation Lilac, needed a teeny bit of trimming.  I took full advantage of making sure all the gorgeous blooms at the ends of the trimmings made their way into the house.
 They are over flowing every where.
I finally felt my self take a huge deep breath today.
As if all is okay because I did not miss my wonderful lilacs.

I was asked earlier today if I thought I had enough flowers in the yard.
One can never have too many flowers when they bring you so much happiness and peace to your day.
They make it possible for me to 'breathe' each day.

I love my yard and home.


  1. Oh, I'm glad you didn't miss these wonderful blooms! The color is gorgeous and the blooms look so amazing in your white dishes. Enjoy!

  2. Thank you for sharing your Lilacs. They are so beautiful.
    Anne xx

  3. The flowers are BEYOND beautiful....I so wish I could grow them in my yard. Love the pictures.....love them. I just wish you could add the smell - great table runner too.

  4. Lovely blooms!!And the runner is very pretty too!!

  5. I was just about to send you an email and ask you "Where the heck are you?????" and then I saw that you had posted -- finally. It was worth the wait. The pics are lovely. Lilacs are my favorite. They remind me of my grandmother.

  6. Our senses are on lilac over-load right now too -- I love mine so much. They are originally from my grandmother's farm. I'm glad you got back in time to enjoy.

  7. What a shame it would have been to have missed them! Glad you were able to enjoy :)

  8. Mine have just finished. I have a dark purple and a white. But, I just took a soft purple cutting from a friend so have high hopes for next year.

  9. Oh so pretty, I can smell them all the way over her :) I can't wait to have lilacs in the house. I need to go and check on them.

  10. wow, amazing blossoms! they must smell quite lovely.

  11. Oh, how lovely!
    I do miss my Mum's lilacs so much!
    She has lilacs on the old farm place that are a hundred years old and just smell so divine.

  12. Your lilacs are gorgeous! I can't even imagine how heavenly your home smelled with them all on the table. Really beautiful. I can't grow lilacs here. I really wish I could. I'll just adore yours instead.