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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.

5 comments:

Tracie said...

Hi,
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,
~Tracie

Tara said...

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

:0)
Tara

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...

Hi
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! : )
Nikki