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Friday, May 2, 2008

Lilacs in bloom

The lilacs are in bloom! When I was growing up, these were among my favorite flowers, and I loved the smell. I used to beg for my mom to buy me lavender scented products from Avon. Today was a warm, beautiful day and even though it was overcast, I sat out on the deck. As I breathed in the fresh air, breezes from the river sent the rich scent of lilacs wafting my way. I have two lilac bushes at the edge of the yard on the riverbank, and the largest must be 10 foot high!

I thought the lilac bush would make a terrific background for some pics. My youngest took some pics of me, then I asked him to let me take a pic of us together. This is a child who loves, and I mean LOVES to take pics of himself, but then he decided to be shy. It still shows his cuteness though!

Before going in for the evening, I decided to collect some blooms from the lilac bush and from two other bushes. I'm going to take it in to work tomorrow to brighten my office.

I noticed a Thankful Thursday on someone's blog. Today I am thankful for the warm sun on my face, gentle breezes, the scent of flowers in the air, and even teenagers! God is so good.


Tracie said...

Noticed your comment on Donna Lynn's blog. Welcome to Blog Land.

Your home is beautiful, how nice you're right there on the water.

Happy weekend,

Tara said...

Hi! So nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by my blog--I'll be back to visit!!


Deb said...

Hi, that's a lovely picture of you and your teenager, I don't think my teenager and I can stop fighting long enough to take a picuture. Everyone says we look just alike that's why we can't get along. I love her though. Anyway your flowers are beautiful and I could almost smell them as you described them. Deb

Rhondi said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog. I always love to meet a new friend and look forward to getting to know you. I love the photo of the lilacs. They are one of my favorites. Hope you'll come back for a visit agian. Next time I'll make you a cup of tea.
Rhondi xo

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Beautiful lilacs! Bouquets from your own garden are always best aren't they?
I bet the folks at work were jealous! : )