Wednesday, April 14, 2010

auld lange syne

Perhaps you are not aware of my feelings on lilacs. I don't talk about them near as often as I opine about my roses, but they are the first flower with which I fell in love. The remind me of dear, old friends who used to bring great big bunches of them to birthday sushi dates. They are the fragrance of spring for me. The first thing I planted when we bought our first house was a lilac but we sold the house before I saw it bloom. It was also the first thing I added to the landscape of this yard. It takes between 3 and 5 years to really get a lilac bush going and they flower sparsely or not at all those first few years. Last year I got one little cluster of blooms and I was thrilled.. This year my lilac is blooming the like the grown-up she almost is and my heart is happy.

(No, I did not steal this photo from some botanical website, I took it my very own self.)


Emz said...

I love that you answered exactly what I was thinking, hmmm I wonder if those are HER flowers? AMAZING!

adore lilacs
adore sushi possibly a little more than lilacs.

lilac + sushi = quite possibly the best day ever.

Erin said...

I love lilacs in theory, but they do not love me back. They make me all sneazy, red eyed and stuffy. Not cool.
Yours are to die for however!!

Malea said...

I want your friend. Perhaps I want to be that friend. No...I just want that lilac sushi chic time purveying friend. Congrats on your little ones finally a blooming.

The Busby Family said...

I can't believe you are running a marathon soon. I hope to get running again, but now my hip has some problem, it really hurts, so I can't run for a while, so sad. Enjoy!