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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Oh, Lilacs! How I Love Thee!

Lilacs make me so happy. Just when I think I might jump off the roof if we have one more stinkin' gray, rainy day...KABOOM! The lilacs bloom and save the day!
They are beautiful but the best thing about lilacs? THE SMELL! I could just bury my face in them! To my children's horror, I actually do bury my face in them! And, I make lots of "ooh" and "ahhh" sounds!

Did anyone actually scratch their computer screen and sniff? 



I laughed when I saw this picture of Big George photo bombing my shot! It looks like he is growing out of the vase!
What is your favorite flower?

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29 comments:

  1. I'm with you....I bury my head in them too! I'm also crazy over my peonies when they bloom. I stuff my face in them too!

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    1. My peonies haven't bloomed, yet! Can't wait to sniff 'em up!

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  2. Beautiful shots!!!! I love the photo bombing!!! Happy Spring!!!

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    1. George seems to wind up in most of my shots! Thanks, Melissa!

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  3. Big George is a cutie.

    I love flowers and would have to say magnoilias are my favorite.

    I tried to plant some annuals in the backyard this spring. I'm on my 3rd round.

    Either the weather isn't cooperating and sneaking in some too cold temps at night or I just suck at plants.

    I'm going to say it's the weather. But we all know...

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    1. It's totally the weather! I haven't even gotten to round one of annuals! Thanks, Carrie!

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  4. Lilacs and peonies! For the smell mainly and because they are just here for a brief minute.

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    1. I can't wait for my peonies to bloom! Thanks, Karmen!

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  5. I love you George! My favorite flowers are other peoples flowers.

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  6. This is how I feel when my forsythia bushes start to bloom. It is the surest sign that Spring has arrived.

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    1. When everything is brown and gray, spring cannot arrive soon enough!

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  7. Lilacs and peonies are two of my most favorite flowers! Growing up in Chicago, we had them in our backyard and I would cut the beautiful flowers and bring them into the house, loving their beauty and fragrance! I now live in Vegas and they do not grow here, so I will have to sniff them vicariously through your beautiful pictures!

    Pat F.
    Las Vegas

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    1. Well, then! I officially dedicate this post to you! Here are your virtual lilacs! When my peonies bloom, I will post just for you!
      Thanks, Pat!

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    2. Awww, thanks so much Kerry! <3

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  8. Hydrangeas are my favorite! I love how they change colors - light pink to pink to blue to purple. And they're so lush!

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    1. I love hydrangeas! The blue phase is my favorite! Thanks, Cyndi!

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  9. Hi Kerry, love the lilacs. I am waiting for my shrub to bloom. They are one of my favs too. I only wish they lasted longer. After the lilacs I wait for my Peonies. Spring is my favorite time of year for the garden. And I did not scratch and sniff but I did have that impulse. Heavenly! Have a great weekend and enjoy your glorious blooms! Blessings!

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    1. I love everything about spring, especially the smells! Thank you, Wanda!

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  10. Hi Kerry.. I love Lilacs too. They are not only beautiful but so fragant. Too bad they only bloom for a short while so I try to enjoy their amazing scent as much as I can... I just took a few clippings yesterday and placed them around the house and even did a little post for my blog with them.. The house smells heavenly. I so enjoyed your
    photos.,, Big George is too cute..

    I hope you can come and visit.
    http://rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-pretty-lilacs.html

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  11. I have a few favorites, but lilacs are definitely at the top of my list. we lived in my great grandma's house growing up, and she had lilac bushes all over the yard. They take me back to wonderful growing up memories. And no, you can't beat the smell! Thanks so much for sharing. Enjoy your day!

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    1. Lilacs always make me think of my grandma's house, too! Thank you, Brooke!

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  12. Oh wow, they are just beautiful. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank YOU, Marty. You are the hostess with the mostest!

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  13. I love lilacs too. I brought some in the house the other day, and they are totally droopy!!! =/ Do you put anything in the water?

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    1. Sadly, I haven't found any tricks to make them last longer. Maybe, Viagra?

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  14. These are beautiful!!! I love the smell of lilac!!!

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    1. Lilacs are my favorite smell on the planet! Thank you!

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