Wednesday, June 12, 2013


If there was one plant whose fragrance defines Spring
It would have to be Lilac

Its perfume is light enough
to catch a ride on a spring breeze

Yet so potent it fills the room
as it floats in through my open window

It is my Zen flower
with a scent that makes me stop what I'm doing
close my eyes
and slowly inhale

In that moment I am transported to another place

A smell both spicy and sweet
New, yet filled with a thousand memories
~ Heavenly ~

I missed taking photos of my large lilac trees this year

Luckily my miniature lilacs bloom a couple of weeks later
allowing me this last moment of appreciation before they disappear


  1. Beautiful images and words as always Rosemary. The fragrance of lilacs brings back fond memories for many, myself included. Ours have long passed their blooming so it's wonderful to be reminded of the heavenly smell.

  2. They will forever be my favorite flower. So filled with beauty and soft memories.

  3. Thoroughly enjoyable and beautiful post, Rosemary! I absolutely love the fragrance of lilacs. I am fortunate to live in an area where there are a few lilac trees nearby, and their fragrance is soothing and lovely.

  4. Wish I was there with you to get a whiff of this heavenly divine beauty!
    It's my favorite flower but can't get much of it here.
    Thanks :)

  5. Beautiful photos Rosemary! From when I was just a little child, I loved Lilacs and their lovely scent. It is the first memory I have of a flower I loved. I remember the Lilac bush in our garden when I was a child so well, but don't ask me what other bushes or flowers were there, I don't know.

    Somehow I haven't been able to take photographs of the Lilac bush in our garden, must have been the weird weather.... and now the flowers have already faded. I had never heard of a miniature Lilac, must be easier to photograph the flowers on it than the ones on a large bush because those are all sitting so high up, at least on the bush here in our garden, and I don't feel like cutting it back.


  6. Beautiful pictures of the lilacs.
    The color is great, my favorite photo is five.
    Regards, Irma

  7. het is nu heerlijk in de tuin,wat is het op dit moment toch prachtig.

  8. They are so beautiful, cheers Rosemary.

  9. Foarte frumos fotografiat liliacul, imi place foarte mult!

  10. Estas fotos son preciosas!!Hermosa entrada!!
    Un abrazo grande.

  11. Hi Mary Ross,

    The Beautiful lilac is again shining and we enjoy again of all that nature offers us, Thank you!!
    You make everything into a party with this compo's hear!

  12. Miniaturowy bez jest śliczny, co widać na Twoich zdjeciach. Czuję ich wspaniały zapach :)
    Miniature without being pretty, what you see on your photos. I feel the wonderful smell :)

  13. Gorgeous captures of a flower with a beautiful scent indeed! I grew up in upstate New York and lilacs were everywhere in the spring; I remember their delightful smell well:) I miss them here in Florida; the only smell that comes close to the delight of lilacs is that of the orange blossoms...heavenly!

  14. I can smell the intoxicating scent of the lilac wafting off the screen. Are these lilacs more of a shrub rather than a tree?

    1. Yes, Rosemary, my dwarf lilac shrubs are called Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' (and can grow quite large if you let them.) I like them because they begin to bloom right after my common lilac trees finish. I have one planted on each side of my front door so every morning when I get my mail their wonderful perfume rushes up to greet me :)

  15. Hello Rosemary!
    Absolutely wonderful lilacs.
    Are these later are Syringa Meyer-Fine leaved?
    It has a wonderful and beautiful inflorescences clogged.
    I send greetings.

    1. Thank you Lucia, mine are called Syringa meyeri 'Palibin'.

  16. I so agree! The fragrance of lilacs defines spring for me more than anything else.

  17. Love lilacs too, and as you put it...heavenly smell !

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  19. Beautiful lilacs you show ..... can almost smell them :)

  20. Rosemary, nice photos!
    I love most next to last one where lilac looks like the fingers playing some music in the air!

  21. I can feel the fragrance of your Lilacs! Lovely bloomers and pictures, Rosemary.

  22. What a beautiful series of shots Rosemary! They are so soft and focus in on the prettiest flower details. I have this type of lilac as well and the fragrance is incredible.

  23. Hello Rosemary,
    Very beautiful shots!! Great to see the pink colors of these amazing colored flowers. You've photographed them very well in good different positions.

    Many greetings,

  24. Really very beautiful Rosemary :-)
    The colors as well as the flowers themselves. You have some really nice plates made​​. My compliments.

  25. Flores maravilhosas excelentemente captadas.



Thank you so much for your kind words :)


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