Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lilacs




Every year since we moved here, late frost took the lilacs before they were in full bloom. For the first time this year their buds are unfolding. I picked some yesterday and that wonderful scent now drifts through our house. 

24 comments:

  1. Oh, I just love lilacs! This spring has been so unusual, ours was/is sublime! So sorry about sweet little Pippi Birdie. They are so cute. We had one for a while. I knew one that would yell "Cat!" every time the neighbor's cat looked in the window.

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  2. oh, i'm so jealous! love (and miss) lilacs!

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  3. I love lilacs too. When we lived in Alaska we had to really tall ones in our front yard. They never bloomed until the year after a volcano erupted and dumped ash all over everything, giving it just what it needed I guess! :-)

    Enjoy your day!!

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  4. Beautiful photos--especially the first one!

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  5. I can actually smell them from here Inger! My favourite blossom this time of year.....we will have some in about a month's time.

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  6. Åh vad fina! Jag gillar syrener, våra har i a f fått små blad. Idag har körsbärsblommorna slagit ut. Varmt igen över +20 grader.

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  7. I'm so glad that old man winter didn't steal your beautiful blossoms! We have a bush with some color on top... where the deer didn't eat the buds! But sadly, they aren't the kind with an aroma.
    Your's look so lovely. I can just imagine the sweet smell.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting the other day, even though you didn't feel like blogging. I appreciated it. (I used to be able to email back to you from your comments. That isn't working now.)

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  8. Wonderful bouquet of flowers

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  9. Inger, that is one fragrance that I absolutely LOVE! Thanks for sharing!...:)JP

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  10. Lilacs are a sentimental favorite as well. When my Mom passed away I tried to find white Lilac for her, but they were pass season

    I picked some today from the bush in my "yard" too.

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  11. I have lilac envy! Mine get nailed by frost every year too. I hope my bugs blooms too. Nothing yet

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  12. I love the scent of lilacs. My blog is open to the public again. I'm still at www.dumpedfirstwife.blogspot.com.
    I'm trying to figure out how to get my followers back and how to get back in everyone's reader.

    Love,
    Janie

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  13. Lilacs are my favorite! The worm infestation this spring ruined my bushes. :(

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  14. Our lilacs are blooming too!

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  15. Lilacs are awesome — to see and to smell. Glad you've got lots!

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  16. There is nothing like the smell of lilacs....

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  17. I love the scent of lilacs.

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  18. Thanks for your comments. Lilacs are a sentimental favorite of mine as well. They remind me of early June in Sweden. We had a lilac and a white lilac tree in our garden when I grew up.

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  19. Hi Inger .. your comment crossed with mine here .. I love lilac too - and would love to have a tree, we had one growing up ..

    The blossoms look beautiful .. have a good weekend .. Hilary

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  20. One of my favorite bushes but I have not been lucky growing them here in Alaska. Others do have them but in my yard they don't do well and I grew up with a lilac outside my bedroom window.

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  21. I love lilacs -- one of my favourites. But I cannot be in an enclosed space for long with them or my eyes are streaming with tears. Outside I am fine though, thank goodness. Our lilacs are way off at the moment -- shall be great to see them probably around the beginning of June.

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  22. As many others of the comments I love lilacs too. But we have to wait more than a month, usually about midsummer before we can enjoy them.

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  23. They are so lovely -- happy you finally were able to enjoy them.

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  24. I love lilacs! Growing up in Indiana they lined both sides of our driveway and I loved walking down that long driveway smelling that wonderful smell.

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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