Our lilacs are in full swing now
and every time you open a window
or step outside you are greeted with that
wonderful heady lilac fragrance.
I close my eyes and I am taken back
to my Grandparents home in
where they had the most beautiful
English style gardens.
They had two lilac bushes
that would fill the air with that
beautiful scent that
would drift into the veranda where
I sometimes slept on weekends
and summer holidays.
Funny how a scent can do that...
take you back to a wonderful
For the last two days I have been
trying to photograph
and some beautiful
Monarch Butterflies that have
been flitting around the farm.
the wind was blowing so
hard that the butterflies were
having a hard time trying to find a spot
to land where they would't get blown away!
I finally got a few photo's
but it wasn't easy.
The wind was so bad that in nearly
every shot the lilacs are a blur!
The grove of Lilacs as you come onto
This grove is between the house
to the left and our south pasture.
Here is a pretty Swallowtail
I found in the grove
behind the house.
It was very hard to get good lighting
as they were flitting all over
the place trying to find a
calm landing place.
The lilacs aren't doing well this year.
I noticed that we don't have many blossoms
and they are faded and not as
colorful and lush as last year.
I took a closer look at them
and I see that our late
frost killed some of the
buds before they opened.
Such a shame but that happened
the year we moved in.
A late frost had killed
all the blossoms on the lilacs
and the fruit trees on the farm.
So no lovely lilacs or fruit that year
but last year which was our first spring
here on the farm we had an abundance
The cottage is waiting for it's new
and the front porch is waiting for
steps and a sidewalk.
The door is waiting for it's
new trim boards.
We did manage to get the
porch swing up though!
Everything is on hold until
we get the picket fence up
and stained and the veggie
and flower gardens in.
There's just no rest for the weary!
I have to keep
Rome wasn't built in a day.
It's not easy ;)
I'm linking up with
Amy at Verde Farm for
So hop on over and
check out all the other
I know you'll have a ball.
I hope you all have a