Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Purple Haze

Scratch -n- Sniff here.

Oh, don't you love lilacs? I sure do. I know I have told you all so many times before, but I used lilacs in my bridal bouquet because I love the smell sooooo much and we were married in March, so they were in bloom then. The only problem was that the white ones don't have a smell. Ya think the florist would have told me this before hand. Either way, they were still pretty.

As I've also mentioned umpteen times, these were all rooted from saplings taken from mom's back yard in Arlington, VA, when we first moved here way back when.

They are absolutely precious.

And they smell absolutely divine as you can well imagine.

These little violas are from mom's new place.

Also precious!

But, hey Mother Nature! It's cold outside! Whattup??



Janet said...

Darn! My scratch -n- sniff feature isn't working! Lilacs are one of my favorites, too. When I was a kid my best friend had a lilac bush right outside her bedroom window. I loved spending the night and smelling that luscious scent.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Ah--my scratch-n-sniff IS working. I loved smelling your Lilacs. I love them also, Rosa. AND YES---it is darn cold outside... We had drizzly, damp, cold weather for TWO days now... Brrrrrrr...


Snap said...

Isn't scratch 'n sniff great?!! ;)I love lilacs and I can't grow them down here ... crape myrtles just aren't the same. Beautiful! Thanks1

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Are they easy to care for? I'd love to plant some! They've always been my FAVORITE!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those are some of my favorite flowers. Lilacs are not yet in bloom here... Very pretty and so fragrant!



Jodie from the team at said...

Oh I LOVE lilacs, they look gorgeous and smell great. Lovely pics too.

Queenly Things said...

I wish I could smell the lilacs. I just love them and don't seem to be able to find any!!1 I'll just enjoy the photos. Thanks

Jeanie said...

Your lilacs are so far ahead of ours. They're lovely! (A fave!)

Linda said...

Lilacs are so pretty. I hope I have some waiting for me when I get home.

PEA said...

I've scratched the heck out of my monitor and I still can't smell them....waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! hehe I love lilacs as well and have a lilac tree growing near my computer room window so when they're in bloom I get the most wonderful perfume coming in:-) You're way ahead of us for lilacs blooming, my tree hasn't even started to bud yet! I hadn't realized that white lilacs don't have a smell...learn something new every day!! Love ya! xoxo

John Ivey said...

You take some beautiful photographs, sister -- you never cease to amaze me. How did you get the lighting on that first viola picture? It looks as if you had an external flash. Oh, I tried the scratch-n-sniff, but I only succeeded in putting a big nose print on my monitor. I may have to plan a trip to the botanical Garden and see their flowers. That place has such a wonderful fragrance in the springtime.



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