Thursday, May 14, 2009


"I am thinking of the lilac-trees,
That shook their purple plumes,
And when the sash was open,
Shed fragrance through the room."

~ Mrs. Anna S. Stephens, The Old Apple-Tree

The previous owners of our home must have liked the Spring season. They planted some beautiful rhododendron (unfortunately we lost one this year), azaleas, cherry trees and a beautiful dogwood tree. This weekend our row of lilac bushes have blossomed. Their sweet fragrance makes its way to my back porch. I have enjoyed them each Spring here, but they have brought a special sense of serenity this year.I snapped a picture of them yesterday, but I really wish I could attach the scent of their blossoms. Autumn has always been my favorite season, but Spring is gaining on it.

Just for fun, I also took a picture of my patio flower boxes (but why blogger changed the orientation of the picture is beyond me!). There is just something about freshly planted flowers. There is a beauty in the newness of the seedlings. The sense of how they will blossom in the coming months. I am sure the flowers will be beautiful, but right now I am enjoying the imagined beauty, what they will be in June or July.

Speaking of that newness, I wanted to send a big congrats to the newest member of our extended family. Little William was born yesterday. He did turn and no Cesarean was needed. Thank you for your prayers.


Kim H. said...

God bless baby William!!!

And I forgot how many lilacs you have in your yard. My neighbor told me the other night she had to close her family room door because they were getting nauseous from the overpowering sweet smell. :)

Laura said...

Lilacs smell GREAT!!!
I love them!
(and my sweet grandmother wore lilac cologne so I am always reminded of her when I smell them)

Herd Momma said...

I am jealous. I am jealous. I am jealous. I LOVE LILACS. We had 4 huge bushes in our backyard growing up. Daddy cut them down when he built the new garage. That was probably 25 years ago. My sister and I are still trying to forgive him for that!
WELCOME BABY WILLIAM. I Love my second child William. He is the sweetest, kind hearted, loving, attentive child. It must be in the name. Baby William was a sweety and did what needed to be done to keep mom from a c-section. Mine did the same thing! I was avoiding an epidural. Didn't really buy into them at the time. But, he kept moving up everytime I had a contraction. When the doc had that c-sectio look in her eye I decided on the epidural. He and I both relaxed and poof 30 minutes later, baby. Blessings. Glad to hear you are enjoying your Spring, relaxing, sitting back and enjoying. Good Girl.