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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sweet Lilacs

A few days ago I went for an early afternoon walk and was delighted to find so many
varieties of lilacs in bloom.  The colors were amazing.  All were a magnificent proclamation
of spring!

I had never seen pink lilacs on my walks in past years.  So I was delighted to come
across them now.  So very delicate and beautiful.  I also think they are very romantic...

The lavender lilacs are so traditional and beautiful and the scent is heavenly...

I am always intrigued by the two-toned lilacs...

I think the white lilacs hold a special place for so many of us because they are so sweet
and lovely...

And, the royalty of pure purple and a divine scent...

Wishing you a wonderful weekend with bunches of lovely lilacs...

Enjoy a wonderful weekend!

I am joining The Charm of Home


Olive Cooper said...

If I had to pick and why should I? I pick the white ones. Have a terrific weekend. Thanks for your faithful comments. Hugs, Olive

NanaDiana said...

Oh-each one is just more beautiful than the next. These are my very favorite Spring blossom. I wish they lasted for months! xo Diana

Karena said...

My Mother always had lilac trees and the scent filled the yard in the Spring!

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CraveCute said...

I adore lilacs! The smell is just unforgettable and the blooms so delicate! Great photos!

Fishtail Cottage said...

yay - for those gorgeous blooms....can't wait to see them appear here in Seattle. Thinking we might see some sunshine this weekend so keeping my fingers crossed that their buds will finally appear! you have so many pretty colors in your garden! xoxo, tracie

ps - wanted to let you know that Fishtail Cottage's garden party starts back up next Thursday (May 3rd)....can't wait to see what you are sharing! xoox, tracie

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

These photos have made my morning! :D ALl of them are gorgeous, but I agree that the two-toned ones are truly special!

Pondside said...

Every shot is beautiful - but those two-toned lilacs are really special.
I think that lilac is my favourite spring bloom. Ours are not even near to blooming yet, but when they do, I open the dining room window to let the perfume waft in.

Lorraine said...

Beautiful photos!
I love each and every one of these!
Pink lilacs are so sweet! But then they all are! So many varieties...
Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Kathryn Ross said...

Loverly lilacs, milady! My favorite and how many varieties you have found in walking distance! Love the two-tone, too - I've never seen one before!
Joy to you!
Kathy from The Writer's Reverie

stefanie said...

Soooo beautiful

LV said...

What a beautiful show you put on today.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What beautiful varieties of lilacs! I swear I could smell them as I strolled through the pictures!
Our lilacs are not out yet and the bunch of blossoms are very puny. :( It is our strange weather, I am sure. Way too warm in March and then cold, raw and windy all through April. Poor flowers don't know if they are coming or going!
♥ Jil

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Lilacs are so beautiful. I wish we could grow them here. The two toned ones are pretty, I've never seen those before. Happy Pink Saturday.

Shirley said...

Oh yes, Those two tone Lilacs are call Sensation..we have them along with 12 other lilac varieties..The pinks could be called Maiden Blush as we have them too. My husband is a Lilac Crazy man..You should see a white double floret called Beauty of Moscow! Not two to a stem but 2 florets to a bud! BEAUTIFUL as all heck..

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

I am trying to grow my first is all of 1 foot high and has been for nearly a year...I dont think I am very good at growing them. I can almost imagine the divine smells of the ones you found.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Each and every one of these is absolutely gorgeous.


chateau chic said...

I've never seen pink or two-toned lilacs. Sooo beautiful! Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments.
Mary Alice

Ms. Burrito said...

So beautiful! Come and join my Color Connection meme too. The linky is at my Pink Dinosaurs entry. Have a lovely weekend!

Acquired Objects said...

Susan I can almost smell those lilacs from here, they're gorgeous. I've never seen pink before but then again I've never seen a yellow flowering magnolia tree either..saw one yesterday GORGEOUS!Our lilacs won't be out for another month and I can't wait.

XXX's my friend!

Sandi said...

I love lilacs, they smell so fragrant, look so pretty and remind me of my grandmother. Thank you for sharing so many beautiful photos.

Marti McClure said...

Your photos are so wonderful I can almost smell the lilacs! Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

chubskulit said...

Such a delight to see gorgeous pink every week, yours are lovely!

My PINK please come and see when you have time. Have a safe and happy weekend!

Carolyn Robbins said...

Thanks for sharing these. We have many beautiful bushes in our neighborhood too. I have love lilacs since a small child! Love the colors and especially the fragrance. Happy Pink Saturday.

Riet said...

Beautiful photo´s, I love lilacs

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How lovely. My favorites are the white ones...I have one but it refuses to bloom. Maybe when it gets a bit older. They all have such a wonderful fragrance.

Kay Ellen said...

Beautiful Lilacs!
Happy PS!!
The fragrance is amazing:))

Thank you for sharing,
Kay Ellen

LaPouyette said...

Oh Susan, these Lilacs! There is just something very romantic to it! I particularly love the white and deep purple one.

Your photos are so stunning and I can almost get the scent!!!
This gives me a good Monday morning start! Thank you!

Warmest greetings,

Mary said...

Susan~ I love, love, love lilacs! I can practically smell their wonderful fragrance as I scroll thru your beautiful photos! We can't grow them here, but I found some last year a Trader Joe's and was thrilled!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Love lilacs - so beautiful :)
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and taking time to leave a sweet comment!
Greetings from Australia♥

Bohemian said...

I can only imagine how Divine the aroma was during your walk down the Lilac Paths!!!!!! I wish Lilacs thrived in the Desert... their scent is Heavenly and they are such Beautiful Flowers.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful Susan!!! I've never seen the two-toned purple before they are quite lovely. With so many varieties to choose from I say, just pick them all. Lilacs reminds me of my father bringing in a large bouquet for my mother such a precious memory ants and all. :)))
Happy May Day!
Hugs Rosemary...xoxo

Privet and Holly said...

Funny, I was just
dreaming, today, of
what type of lilacs
I would plant in my
yard, if I could.....
We have the Miss Kim
lilacs that bloom a
bit later, but they
are sort of wimpy in
comparison to the
good, old-fashioned

I just took Gracie out
a few minutes ago and
crossed the road to
smell my neighbor's
heavenly LILAC lilacs.
That smell brings me
right back to first grade
and carrying a bunch
into school for the teacher : )

Happy Wednesday, Susan!

xo Suzanne

Sherry said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Hi Susan.
Many thanks for your lovely comments over at our blog, glad you've come along for the adventure.

Your Lilac pictures are wonderful. I'll echo the lovely Karin to say that my favourite are the white and dusky purple two tone Lilac. How lucky you are to live in an area where your neighbours have planted such an abundance of sweet smelling Lilac.
Warm regards.


A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Susan!!

Oh I absolutely ADORE lilacs!!! Where did you see such beauties? Do you have them in your garden? I'm trying to find out where I can get something like this to plant - we just moved into our fixer last summer, and this is our first spring here, so trying to cultivate our garden or at least figure out what I want (even for next year). :) Wishing you a most delightful week - these images really made my day!!!


Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oh yes, I'm a MASSIVE fan of lilacs. So gorgeous and so fragrant. Yum!!


Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Such beautiful lilacs! I want to squeeze the picture and smell them! Mine are not quite ready yet but they are blooming around the area. Those pink ones are so romantic and old 'em!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my, such beautiful photos of lilacs! Each one is gorgeous and I can almost smell them. Lovely post, thank you.


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