Sunday, March 28, 2010

Lilac Dreams

One day soon I hope our grove will be as pretty as this bush


I named my blog Lilac Lane Cottage because we have a long grove of lilac bushes that follows our lane from the road to our cottage. We moved to the country last June so we have never seen the grove in bloom but I can just imagine how pretty it must be and the scent...I can smell it now! The bushes are starting to leaf out an I find myself watching the weather closely to see if there is a chance we could have a freeze. It was sunny when I got up but the weatherman is predicting rain for this afternoon. As long as we don't get hail I'll be happy! Last year a killer frost hit while the former owners lived here and unfortunately the lilac buds froze and so there were only a few small blossoms that opened up. This year I plan to throw sheets over the grove along the lane to protect them as best I can if the weatherman gives us a frost warning....I just hope I have enough sheet's to do any good! If all goes well I will be able to replace the main picture of my blog with the grove in full bloom....keep your fingers crossed please!

Oooo wouldn't it be lovely to be able to put together a
bouquet like this from your gardens!
I can dream can't I!


What a beautiful colour


I guess butterflies love the colour lilac too


Mmmm what more can I say.....


Oh I like this ring!!
Hey...that's my birthstone!!


Wouldn't you LOVE a bed with these on it?!


What Bride wouldn't want this dress for their Flower Girl

Ok enough dreaming of Lilacs...time to get back to cleaning house!

11 comments:

KATHY said...

Hi, i just live your lilacs!! They are my favorite flower. I can smell them from here....Kathy

maura said...

Hi Kathy...nice to 'see' you! Lilac's remind me of my Nana...I have a feeling when the lilac grove blooms I will be thinking of her a lot. What a lovely way to remember someone you love. I hope you have a wonderful day...Maura

Beatnheart said...

Good Morning! You are up bright and early and what a great post and photographs..I love lilacs more than I can say and we can't grow them here..They have a type that kinda grows but nothing like the ones back home. I adore them!! Sometimes I plan my visit back home around them..Thanks for your visit.."my story" seems to have taken a life of its own but that's ok..i guess it is a story I need to write..Have a beautiful Sunday..Cynthia

Beatnheart said...

I'm so sorry...i have to run off and do something with the neighbors...please can we continue with our tutorialal!!! So Close! Thank you so much !!!!!! Give me your address on my email...I want to send you a little something..Cynthia

Shirley said...

I have lilacs bushes along our property line, purple and white along with the dogwood trees. I lost my redbuds to the ice storm that we had a few years ago. I sure do miss them. I loved the pictures that you posted today. Enjoy your day.

maura said...

Hi Shirley! We used to have all kinds of Redbud tree's growing wild all over our 1 1/2 acres in the city but I don't see any here on the farm. If I don't see any once they should be in bloom then I'm going to go and buy a few trees because I miss them too. I'm glad you like my post. Thank you and you enjoy your evening! Take care Maura

maura said...

Hi Cynthia...I'm sorry you can't grow Lilacs in California...maybe it doesn't get cold enough there for them. Well at least you can go home and enjoy them in the spring. If you could just bottle up that scent and take it with you wouldn't that be wonderful! I'm looking forward to reading the rest of your story...it's like a novel you don't want to put down! Have a great day.....Maura

Rural Revival said...

Maura, you have a long grove...oh, I wish you could send the smell through blogging land! There is nothing sweeter than the smell of lilac in the spring. I can't wait to see yours in bloom!

~Andrea~

maura said...

Andrea....I can't wait to see my grove in bloom too!! I agree...Lilac is sping in my mind too...it's such a beautiful scent. I'll take lots of pictures...I just hope there's lots of blooms! MauraXX

Millie said...

Dreaming is much more fun than cleaning. If only we could dream our house clean and make it true. I hope your dream of good weather to make lovely blooms becomes reality.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Lilac is just one of the prettiest colors! I'd take that ring, too! Twyla

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