Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Scent of Lilacs

Many people add music to their blogs. During lilac season I wish I could add scent.
There are few scents that compare to the old fashioned lilacs. I love the new hybrids, the blooms are big and voluptuous but to me the scents are not quite as beautiful.
I can't imagine a New England spring without lilacs, they only bloom for a week or two but what a glorious time.
And I love the big old bushes with their gnarled and twisted branches all year, especially in winter.
They need little care, an occasional sprinkle of lime and a little light pruning and they will grow for generations.
Entoxicating, heady, I love to get drunk on the smell of lilacs.

20 comments:

galla15 said...

As always you have GORGEOUS work! Stunning!

Inessa said...

Lilac reminds me about my grandma. She had a huge Lilac tree. It was white and was growing by the fence and leaning over it. People used to sneak and break branches because they wanted to have flowers. I wish they would just ask so my grandma would cut flowers for them.

KrystalsJewelry said...

Stunning pictures!!! wish I can smell some!!! :)

Sea Flower Studios said...

Gorgeous pictures! I agree I wish you could add scent to the photos!

bloomandbling said...

Beautiful! I had some lilacs growing in my front yard when I was a child. Of course for years it didn't flower...but when it finally did it was stunning, just like your lovely photos!!

Audrey said...

My lilacs are almost ready to bloom :) We have them all around the house - don't even have to bring them in, just open windows :)
Beautiful photos!

Kristi Michelle said...

I can almost smell the lilacs! Absolutely beautiful work ♥

nangatesdesigns said...

Beautiful photos! Wish I had some of this beauty in my yard!

Glitterbird Glamour said...

I love your photos - so beautiful!

Crimson Hill Soaps and Scents said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those photos!! The soft edges are such a gorgeous touch! I like Lilac too and have had several soap scent requests for that.

jlcjbuzz said...

I love the lilac photos.....as you could tell, since I also have lilac photos in my shop on etsy. I agree about the scent! It would be great to be able to add it!
Thanks. Gorgeous, as always!
Carol from Carol's Jewelry Orchard

BijiBijoux said...

Very gorgeous photos as usual:) Well done!

PaintedMemoriesByRosella said...

Lilacs are my favorite! You're right, the old fashioned ones have the best scent. They don't last long enough for me! Mine are gone already!
Your works always look like paintings to me.

ElfRenee said...

Beautiful! I wish you could add the scent, too! Bath and Body Works has a lilac candle that actually smells pretty close to lilacs. It's the only one I've ever smelled that impressed me!

MoanasUniqueDesigns said...

That's it Judy, I'm moving in with you. Absolutely gorgeous!!

Katie - ToyStoryNutty said...

We had a huge lilac bush in our backyard when we were little...the scent always reminds me of my youth, running around & playing in the backyard.

theMayflower said...

this is gorgeous! i absolutely love lilacs and you make them look MUCH better! lol.sts

Simply Divine Creations said...

I LOVE this blog! It is so relaxing and beautiful and reminds me of my childhood home and the lilac bushes that surrounded it. Can you say "memory lane" :)

Deb said...

uniquecozytreasures - Beautiful pics of the lilacs. Mine are bursting! The smell is magnificant!

allenaim photography and design said...

I totally AGREE!~ The scent is SOOOOo heady and deliciously wonderful!