Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Lilacs are in BLOOM


Here I'm looking down from the deck




Higher than our deck


All the way down the side yard


a close up


Their scent is magnificent

We have 3 bushes..about 9-10 feet tall


can you smell them??




YummY

54 comments:

  1. oh.....how i wish i could...maybe if i close my eyes......how beautiful to walk out and see that picture and to have the fragrance wash over you also....thanks for sharing, deena...love it.
    was a beautiful, hot, sun tea making day here in arizona.....
    hope you have a wonderful evening....
    hugs and prayers,
    kimberly

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  2. Hi Deena,
    I love lilac bushes and I love to make a lilac bouquet for the house. They smell wonderful.

    Hugs,
    LeAnn:)

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  3. How could I not smell them? Just surrounded by lilacs must be wonderful. Have a lovely weekend.

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  4. Oh, Deena, I can almost smell them!!! They are just beautiful!! My prayers and much love to you as always as you finish your last Chemo. Such a wonderful and brave girl. Hugs, Suzanne.

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  5. Oh Deena! Lilacs are my fav flower. I grew up in Wisconsin. I used to pick them for my mom and gramma anna. Thier delightful scent would fill the house. Aroma therapy was not that big in the 60's but I remember lilacs seem to improve the mood of everyone in the house. hm... :)
    I sent you two emails too. The last one had my addy. For some reason your email wne to my spam... but I found it!!! Im soooo happy I won the book!
    I was wondering if you couls send a few lilac blooms along with the book?? Candles and some of the gragrence oils just are not the same as the real thing! :) Jackie

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  6. It will be a few weeks before our lilacs bloom in Bismarck, but when they do it will be heaven. Lilacs have always been, and always will be, my favorite flower/scent. I have just one small bush, but I will be going around the neighborhood just sniffing and sniffing!

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  7. Oh Deena...I CAN smell them...and they are very very favorite! How Blessed you are to have them growing there to enjoy....I'm jealous! I absolutely love them...your phots are lovely...
    Hugs,
    Robin

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  8. Oh just plain lovely...i too love lilacs and actually my sister brought home a bunch on Saturday...they smell so nice...and are so springy!

    I hope you are well...

    Jamie

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  9. Hi Deena,
    Your lilacs are amazing, they are huge! I don't think I have ever seen such huge ones before in my entire life!!!!!! WOW!

    Hope you are happy and doing well today! We are having amazing weather, I am so happy to be hot! The cold was really getting to me, I would rather sweat then shiver...
    XXOO,
    Donna Lynn

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  10. The lilacs are in bloom in England too. I'll inhale their scent and think of you.

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  11. Hi Deena ~ Oh, your lilacs are absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE lilacs more than anything else and they bring back a very special memory of my 13th birthday...I received a HUGE bouquet from a close family friend who was like a big brother to me :) As always, you're in my thoughts & prayers :)

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  12. Oh I can smell them as I imagine myself sitting on the glider on my mothers porch as I was growing up...our yard was full of them..
    your yard is to die for...so many trees, flowers, varmints I love to visit with you on your blog... the coffee tastes so much better on your deck...
    thanks for the dream,
    Mimi

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  13. Our lilac bushes are hiding behind the house. I don't know why someone would plant them there but they sure smell lovely as I sit on the back porch! I can't see them but the scent is amazing =) Blessings... Polly

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  14. Hi Deena,

    I don't believe I have ever smelled fresh lilac but my imagination is doing just fine :) Very very pretty!

    Hugs,
    Dena

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  15. Oh Deena.....they are simply gorgeous! Lilacs are my all time favorite flower, even moreso than roses. I love how they look and I love their scent. You are so blessed to have such big bushes and to have them reach your deck where you can sit and have coffee and admire them. I wish I could run over and have coffee with you on your deck and have a good ol hen talk.

    Continuing to pray for you Deena.

    In Him with hugs and a forhead kiss ~ Sharon

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  16. Deena, I am so glad that you are basking in lilacs! Your photos are so appealing that I can just about smell that unmistakable scent.....

    Thank you for sharing the beauty of your surroundings. They match your inner beauty.

    Love and prayers,
    Betty

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  17. I can only imagine how wonderful those smell. Lilac is one of my favorite scents!

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  18. love your widget showing your countdown, dear deena.....love it!
    hope you have a blessed day,
    hugs and love,
    kimberly

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  19. Deena what beautiful Lilacs.
    How wonderful to sit on the deck and smell the lilac
    Alison

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  20. Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful. Yes I can smell them and they are divine. Peace

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  21. I grew up with huge lilac bushes and I miss them so here in Florida!!! Yes, I can smell them! Thank you for the beautiful pictures!!!! Still praying for you, Deena!

    Cora

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  22. I grew up with huge lilac bushes and I miss them so here in Florida!!! Yes, I can smell them! Thank you for the beautiful pictures!!!! Still praying for you, Deena!

    Cora

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  23. I love love love your 'get away'. What a beautiful deck you have. As I am alarmingly allergic to Lilacs I think my visit will have to be via posts. Have a super day Deanna.

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  24. How absolutely beautiful. I got both Moms lilac bushes for Mother's Day. I look forward to seeing them grow each year in the nearby yards.

    I am so excited for you that your chemo is nearly finished. Hope the side effects are minimal...you are such a trooper!

    Blessings friend,
    Becky K.

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  25. How beautiful--I love the scent of lilacs--I miss my lilacs back in Idaho--thank you for the wonderful photos! ~Jann

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  26. Oh.My.Word! Gorgeous! Gosh, I wish I could smell them AND see them in person.

    Hugs!
    Kat

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  27. Yes, yes, yes, I can smell them ! Thanks for sharing and so glad that you have them to enjoy!
    Keep up your good work of faith. :o)
    Lori in California

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  28. Ohhhh theyre B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L* D~ thankyou for sharing them! I can smell them all teh way down here in Colorado~
    xoxoxoxoxox

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  29. I absolutely love lilac bushes. They are such a beautiful reminder of Spring - and always make me feel good to see them. We used to have them in MN after we came back from China. How wonderful for you to have them to enjoy!
    Prayers for you and your last chemo treatment. :)
    Love, Ruthie

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  30. Deena,

    I am finally, I hope, able to post. I love your lilacs and seeing all of the beautiful blooms. The fragrance of them drifts upon the air here as well.

    Take care, my friend. Praying for you daily.

    Blessings and love,
    Mary

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  31. I must plant me some lilac this year,,,,,,,,, I can smell yours and they are wonderful....... I will plant!!!!!!!

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  32. I love the smell of lilacs, my grandmother had a large bush in front of her house when I was growing up...
    To me it's a happy smell full of wonderful memories.

    Louise

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  33. Lilacs are one of the world's best smells.

    Have a beautiful day, Deena!

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  34. What a divine corner of the world you have secured for yourselves there..looks like such a lovely place to just be. Happy Monday to you, Deena, xo

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  35. Glory be! Lilacs are my favorite in the whole wide world. I have just a couple and they don't do well. I wish I was closer. I'd come and cut a big bouquet for my dining room table. I'd bring you lemon cake and tea and we'd sit out on your deck and just be.....

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  36. Yes, I think I can!! They are BEAUTIFUL! Oh, it reminds me of a couple of large lilac bushes that were on the property I grew up on.

    I hope your week is a good one!

    Lynn

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  37. Oh what a beautiful sight! Wish I could smell them. Hope you're doing well. Thinking of you...
    Karen

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  38. There is nothing more amazing to smell than a blooming lilac! I used to have one and by accident it was pulled up and carted off by workers. It looked a lot like this one. I miss it terribly.

    Hugs! Nancy

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  39. Is the scent not heavenly?? I just adore it, your pictures are just beautiful!

    love,
    Kelly

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  40. Hi Deena,I love to see the lilacs in full bloom,so beautiful!Hope today is a good day and tomorrow is even better ,take care,Love Kathyann and the girls

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  41. These are some of my favorite flowers...the scent is just out of this world.
    I've been gone for several days...playing Grandmother, don't ya know...and I hope you are feeling stronger and having better days...I just know you are!
    hugs, bj
    Send me a pic of your kitchen or a favorite kitchen or just one you like so I can post it next Monday.... :o)

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  42. The smell of lilacs are intoxicating...I miss them. Thanks for the pics!

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  43. What a beautiful pictures. I love the smell of lilacs. I read your side bar my dad was diagnosed with stage 5+ lymphoma cancer two years ago. He is right now cancer free and doing great. I will be praying the same for you. I enjoy your blog Char

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  44. I can almost smell them. Beautiful. :)

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  45. Deena- I love lilacs too- we have some at the new house, but they are very overgrown. I want to really prune them after they bloom this year in hopes that next year the blooms (and scent) are closer to the ground (and me!)
    I long from the days of snoozing. Just got back from Dr and have tentatively scheduled surgery for end of August- so no lifting for 8-10 weeks. Must get house done before then! Love- Anita

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  46. Oh my goodness Deena!!! Your lilacs are AMAZING!! I can't even imagine how wonderful they must smell when you are sitting on your deck. I do hope that you are doing good sweet friend. Wishing & praying you well, xxoo, Dawn

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  47. Beautiful lilacs! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  48. Oh, lucky you to have such beautiful lilac bushes. When I was a little girl we had them in the back yard all along the fence it was wonderful every spring we had the best smellin' back yard in the world.

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  50. Oh, lucky you to have such beautiful lilac bushes. When I was a little girl we had them in the back yard all along the fence it was wonderful every spring we had the best smellin' back yard in the world.

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  51. Your lilacs are absolutely exquisite, Deena ! I can practically smell them, you are right ! What a lovely treat for your eyes this Spring :)

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  52. Lilacs are one of my favorites. They are so pretty. I hope you are having a good day today Deena.

    Love, Kathi

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