Weekends have been so perfect lately I can’t really complain about the last two days of rain. The only downside is this is the exact week the lilacs are blooming in our backyard. Every year I look forward to the days when I can sit on the back patio and drink in the intoxicating fragrance of the lilacs. But I’ve either been at work or it has been raining. Fortunately, before the rain started, there was time on Friday night to enjoy the flowers while decompressing from the busy week. And by Sunday afternoon the rain had stopped which allowed me to make up for lost time by capturing a few shots of these beauties in full bloom.
These are just two of our mature Palabin lilac bushes.
Palabins have cute little heart-shaped leaves.
We planted them several years ago and every year they are more beautiful than the year before. I found a poem about lilacs planted by a mother and it makes me wonder if my boys will ever come back to this house years from now and think about how we planted and enjoyed the lilacs.
Here’s an excerpt. (You can find the rest at the link.)
by Ed Blair
Oh, sweet and fragrant lilac, the one she loved so
Thy fragrance brings to memory sad thoughts I
Sweet lullabies of childhood sung at the evening
By mother clasping closely the one she loved the
A voice that gently whispered sweet words of
love to me,
A face so kind and gentle, a heart with love so free;
Still yet my heart throbs feel them, still yet I see
When lilacs that she planted with fragrance fill
The rain drops are actually rather flattering don’t you think?
While taking pictures of the rain soaked lilacs I noticed the chives also blooming on the back patio.
Who knew chives could be so beautiful!?
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