Lilacs

Whtie & purple lilacs 7D_1731 _StaatsSpring is here.  Abundantly.  Everywhere we have flowering trees in bloom, tulips that are reaching upward toward the sunlight, and leaves that have burst forth.  But one of my favorite blooms (and scents) of spring are the lilacs.  We are fortunate to have them throughout the Twin Cities; not only do they grace yards and alleys, but they are also planted along the highways, streets, and county roads.  On a warm and sunny day it’s a delight to drive along a road edged with lilacs and have their wonderful light scent float into the car.  We have both the purple and white lilacs in our yard.  Because of their delicateness and short life-span once they’ve been cut, I find I cherish them even more.  Soon the blooms will be gone and the bushes covered with full leaves.  But for now I will revel in their beauty and smell of everything spring!

5 thoughts on “Lilacs

  1. Doris Steeg May 26, 2013 / 7:49 pm

    Lovely photo and I can almost smell them. Ours are long gone and so are the tulips but we are on to many orange, pink, red and purple poppies. No smell just fluorescent color! Glad that spring finally showed up for Minnesota.

    • lindastaatsphoto May 26, 2013 / 7:55 pm

      Yes, Doris – we are thrilled that spring didn’t pass us by this year. Your lilacs and tulips probably bloomed a couple of months ago. As you know, spring is so short here that we are “required” to revel in it and absorb it as much as we can. Enjoy your poppies – they must be lovely!

  2. Pat Jonas May 27, 2013 / 6:04 am

    Beautiful!!! They are one of my favorite flowers! Lovely photo!

  3. Tammy May 28, 2013 / 2:43 pm

    These are one of my favorite 🙂 and they smell so wonderful.

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