Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Lilac time

It's lilac time .  It's been very cool here, so all of the blooming plants are able to showcase their finery for an extended period of time.  I keep telling myself that, as I shiver in my sweaters and windbreakers.  That, and also, the cold is keeping the biting bugs and mayflies at bay.

There's a gorgeous fragrance in the air as soon as I step outside.  It's a feast for the senses.  I can bring armfuls of these lilacs into the house.

And that's because we have *the biggest lilac bush ever*.

Big, huh?

The lilacs scent the rooms.  Have you ever noticed that bringing flowers indoors makes both the suroundings and the flowers more beautiful?  They add a gentle sense of life to a room.

You can't really say that about people, though.  People bring energy into a house, but they don't ornament it.  And some people can just suck all of the air out of a room, or make it seem gloomy.  I suppose one shouldn't compare people to flowers...I mean when was the last time a plant made you a nice cup of tea or rubbed your back?  Exactly. 

Enjoy your day, and don't let the gorgeous springtime make you feel too silly and giddy....it's too late for me, I am in the process of being bewitched by the season.  Happens every year.


LadyFi said...

The lilac is out here too. Our neighbour has a glorious hedge full of it and he lets me take some snippets. Very heady!

Maria said...

what a wonderful lilac bush, I know the aroma in your house is just heavenly. Yes people do change the energy, mostly now I keep only to people with good energy, but I've had times when I literally did feel like all the air was sucked right out of a room.

Firefly Hill said...

Lilacs are one of my all time favorite flowers. They are so old fashioned and remind me of growing up in Michigan. That huge bush is amazing...you are lucky!

Far Side of Fifty said...

That is one huge Lilac Bush! Your photos are wonderful! We don't have Lilacs in bloom here yet..you must be warmer than us! I don't have any, but one of our neighbors has an entire row lining the road:)

Spruce Hill said...

That is a big lilac bush! They are my favorite spring flowers!