Friday, May 9, 2008
Would you believe that when we were looking at houses 11 years ago, we picked this one because it had gorgeous lilac bushes? (Well, that's part of the reason anyway LOL.)
There are actually four different colors of lilacs here and it seems to be a great year for them. There are some that are very light, a slightly darker version, a white, and a gorgeous dark one. I was going to look up the names and see which varieties we have, but there are so many that it's impossible for me to tell. I have this pitcher of lilacs in my dining room now and I love how they smell! The close-up shot of the darker variety is now my screen saver.
On Sunday, May 11th, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Lilac Sunday, an annual event in celebration of lilacs for garden enthusiasts. Visit their website for more information and a gallery of beautiful lilac photographs.
I also have beautiful creeping phlox in various colors along the bank in front of the house. There's also an unknown pretty blue flower that grows among the grass in the Spring. They only last until my husband mows them over, but the flowers bloom every year nonetheless. If you have a clue as to what it is, please let me know!
When I saw this beautiful yarn, it reminded me of fresh lilacs! It's not quite cold enough here to wear this set now, but I just thought I'd share with lilac lovers everywhere!