Saturday, April 19, 2008

Lilacs

Not to make this a regular thing, but I wanted to share with you some beautiful flowers I got on my way home last night. Lilacs will always be my favorite flower. To me they conjur up memories of my childhood and vivid springtime. When I think of spring, I always think first of the smell of lilac blossoms and also the fresh smell of their leaves. Here is the bunch I picked up yesterday at a local florist. I keep thrusting my face into them!
nighttime and daylight
5 or 6 years ago, while living in Pittsburgh, I used to take walks through the most enchanting graveyard you have ever seen in Lawrenceville ( there are many BEAUTIFUL old cemeteries in the city of Pittsburgh ). One spring I collected as many lilacs as I could from one of the numerous bushes the size of a HOUSE. Here are a few pictures of this MASSIVE amount I collected then. I wish I could replicate THIS bouquet!

5 comments:

pve design said...

hmmm, the aroma is intoxicating!
love lilacs too.

Pigtown-Design said...

I just saw lilacs blooming here yesterday. They're early this year!

Be the change..... said...

Hopefully early AND late!!

Cote de Texas said...

ooh - I cant see the flowers for your house! so pretty! I love that tapestry.

Be the change..... said...

thanks, CdT! It's actually a watercolor - i plan on doing a post sometime on them