One of my favorite flowers of spring are the lilacs.  Throughout Minnesota you see them everywhere — as small bushes, fences, and even tall hedges.  They can be trimmed to remain small or they can be allowed to grow to the size of trees.  They line the sides of many of our highways and roads, and when they’re in full bloom (as they are right now) they are beautiful.  They range in color from white to pale purple to a deep, dark shade of purple – almost burgundy.  And if you’re lucky to be riding your bike alongside a hedge of lilacs their scent will descend over you and fill you with the smell of the very best that spring has to offer.

4 thoughts on “Lilacs

  1. Tammy April 29, 2012 / 9:26 pm

    Beautiful picture Linda! I love lilacs and they smell so wonderful 🙂

    • lindastaatsphoto April 30, 2012 / 8:13 pm

      You would love it here right now – green like in Washington, with lilacs blooming everywhere!

  2. joani April 30, 2012 / 10:05 am

    Lilacs and apple blossums. Signs of spring. Nice selective focus and colors. Rain has returned.

    • lindastaatsphoto April 30, 2012 / 8:14 pm

      Isn’t is interesting the things we associate with spring? A bit early for the apple blossoms, but it won’t be long for sure! Enjoy that rain as much as possible – it’s what makes your part of the world so very green.

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