Alas the lilacs have come and nearly gone.
(These photo's were taken March 29th)
There are still a few left
but most have faded and turned brown.
The display was better than last year
and that's probably thanks
to the amount of rain we received
this spring compared to last year.
Still overall it wasn't as good a display
as we had in 2010.
The groves are old (1947) and
the drought last year probably
took it's toll on the oldest plants
but they still looked and smelled
The fragrance filled the air and behind
this wall of lilacs about 20 feet to the left
is the front of the house.
When the windows were open the
scent was heavenly!
In the photo below if you look through
the trees from the house on the right
to the left of the photo...
you will see the grove in the above photo from the other side.
We're very fortunate that the prevailing
breeze (wind!) blows through
those blossoms towards the house :)
Not only are we fortunate enough to have that
grove of lilacs but we also have another
shorter but thicker grove that I see from
our kitchen window.
The two smaller windows below?
That's our kitchen.
And this grove is approx 30ftx20ft.
It's a wonderful sight to look out
on while I cook.
It's always sad to see the lilacs fade
away for another year...
but maybe in a way it's that short
season that makes them so endearing to us.
Our computer is back from the repair shop
and even though it seems a little slow
it's good to be on here again.
I'm joining Karen
My Little Home And Garden
Have a WONDERFUL weekend!