Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Welcoming June's Arrival with Lilacs and Sweet Memories


Lilacs are one of my all-time favorite flowers.

 I love everything about them. The beautiful pastel shades of mauve,creamy white,pink.. The  tiny, perfectly shaped petals, the unforgettable and unmistakable, glorious fragrance.

And best of all for me, the sweet memories they bring to mind of being a little girl and enjoying the lilacs coming into bloom, in early summer.

We had two lovely lilac trees in our yard, that burst into soft mauve blooms about this time each year. Then my mom filling the house with vases of these beauties.  I remember it like it was yesterday.
And speaking of yesterday, I was given a bouquet of mauve lilacs to enjoy and I am savoring their fragrance as it wafts through our home. They can't bottle this kind of scent perfection!

What is your favorite flower that brings good memories to mind? Do share!

PS: Here are some new posts at my other blogs that you might also enjoy:

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At: My Poetic Path: A Tanka Moment, Summer Wishes and Winter Dreams

At: Veggies, Yarns & Tails: A Favorite Summertime Pasta Recipe


Madeleine Begun Kane said...

I love lilacs -- lovely post and image!

Lorraine said...

Oh how I love this...Lilac and peonies and my memory of childhood same we had the most beautiful purple Lilacs on the side, and peonies in the front and I remember 'cause - well it use to be out on May 5, which was my dad's birthday, so I have a lot of happy memries, which you have just awaken, thank you sweetie, love your post

Paz said...

I love lilac and all the flowers! I really love spring and summer, it makes me feel to happy and excited to see the gardens filled with green and other colors :D

Anonymous said...

Same here! Just a whiff of lilacs can bring back memories of home. Isn't that really so strange?

Margie said...

I have a lilac bush in my front yard and it's in bloom now!
Brought some lilacs in this morning and have them on my kitchen table.
Such a wonderful fragrance in my house right now!

Loved your post!

Margie x

Geraldine said...

Hi Madeleine, Love your name btw, don't often here this lovely first name. I'm glad you liked the post and thanks for stopping by.

Hi Lorraine, Ahhh...peonies, another childhood memory reawakened, thank you! May 5 is a significant date for our family too. Such a nice story you've shared here, love it!

Hi Paz, It is really the start of the summer season, isn't it? I love early summer, not too hot but lots of sunshine and flowers, wonderful!

Hi SandyL,Seems to be that way for a lot of people, I've been reading more lilac posts today elsewhere, mentioning the same happy memories tied to these lovely flowers. We are in good company Sandy.

Hi Margie,They don't last long but while they do, amazing! I saw some really deep purple ones here on Monday, hadn't seen this color before. Love all the colors but mauve ones, still my fav. Enjoy all the wonderful fragrance Margie, in the house and out!

Hugs and thanks so much for your comments, G

Teri C said...

Sniiiiiffff, ahhhhh, they smell so beautiful.
You know daisies are my fav but lilacs are right behind them.

Anonymous said...

Lilacs are exquisite. I love them. Such beautiful things!

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