Tuesday, 28 April 2009

In love with lilacs

Vases of these wonderful flowers in every room. I am so in love with lilacs. Giddy with happiness the day I returned home with them, so glad such simple things complete my life. Already a little sad that their short life will be over before long, I still smile each time I walk in and see them. What are your favorite flowers?

47 comments:

Magatha-May said...

I love lilac too. They always remind me of my mum. She loves them!

Laura said...

Oh my, I am in love with lilacs, too! I had lilacs in my wedding bouquet, so their scent always reminds me of weddings and late spring and soft air and love. My other favorites are lily of the valley, tulips, and peonies.

Gorgeous photos!!!

sofia barĂ£o said...

Lucky you to have all those lilacs. Enjoy them while they last.
I love flowers. Poppies, orchideas, lilacs,etc but recently I've been smiling everytime I come across wisteria. They are so beautiful and poetic.

Jane Flanagan said...

Absolutely amazing series of photographs. Every last one is jaw-dropping.

Lindsey said...

beautiful flowers!

Soon, Then said...

These really are one of my favorites. The fragrance fills the house and it is divine. I need to go get me some.
I am also newly in love with ranunculas for all their millions of layers of petals, and with columbine for their delicate, fairy-world shape.

erin said...

lovely. so glad they're filling your home with pretty blooms and sweet smells!

Kristina said...

Poppies are my very-favorites, with just about every other flower in the universe as runners-up. Poppies just can't beat lilacs' smell, though. Mmmm.

kitten56 said...

There is only one response for this blog.

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

(great photography too)

Jessica said...

Love your blog! I am a huge fan of lilacs as well.. can't wait to start seeing them (and smelling them!) this spring.
Cheers!

amy @ switz~art said...

oh my...lilacs...i occasionally forget how much i love these beautiful blooms!

happy spring and thank you for a wonderful post!

cindy : quaint said...

your lilacs are just wonderful!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

they are so so pretty--i know how you feel about lilacs--they are the fleetingest...i love them too and wear Frederic Malle's perfume "en passant" because it lets me smell lilacs all year!

LissyLou said...

The lilacs look lovely against the white of your home. I love white tulips and daisies. I also have a thing for anenomes as they were my Nans favourite flower - i have fond memories of them. x

jess said...

wow there's too many but i guess i'd go with roses but only the real old fashioned kind, aquilegas, daffodils and lilies.

one day i'll have a huge garden and i'll plant loads of lilacs in it, such beautiful trees.

ServeToLearn said...

I can almost smell the lilacs! As an American currently living in Tibet (where it is still frigid and we only have a few brave blades of grass poking through) I miss the smell of the lilac bushes growing in the gardens of my childhood home.

Thank you for continually posting lovely and inspiring glimpses into your world; you certainly have a talent.

sarah said...

Beautiful photographs of one of my favorite flowers. Their smell is unparalleled. I've yet to find a fragrance that truly captures lilacs in their natural, glorious state

A Bun Can Dance said...

Lilacs are beautiful flowers, they remind me of my Grampy's garden as he had two trees growing just outside the kitchen door.
As for my favourites, really anything which is old fashioned and country garden style. I adore the scent of stocks! And I love daisies (always sad when the lawn is mown). But at the moment in our garden, the wallflowers have such a range of muted colours and a wonderful smell too.

ArtsyMama said...

Lovely pics, Jeska. The lilac are not in bloom here quite yet. Can't wait!!! Thanks for the smile:)
Kari

Jeanneoli said...

They are my favorite! Our bushes don't produce large flowers yet and I am loving all your color and fragrance that is now in your home.

countrymummy said...

i love a dark colour-saturated dahlia, personally and roses (but they have to smell) and astrantia...I love the boxes you're putting together too. Where do they go?

Vanessa said...

Forget the flowers...can I have your delicious-looking lunch? Ok, maybe just tell us what's in it? Can't type any longer...must find food.

Jeanne said...

Your lilacs are so beautiful and a wonderful series of photos too.
My favourite cut-flowers for the house are lilies. In the garden I love acquilegas, clematis, sweet-peas and cottage garden flowers of any kind!!

Claireh Faireh said...

I love Sweet Peas. Everything about them reminds me of happy summers playing in the back garden. Great post.

Janine said...

I love your blog! Your photographs and details are so lovely.

Pink of Perfection said...

all i can say is: yes, yes, yes! and the scent is, of course, beyond the beyond...

emily said...

i'm in love with the smell of lilacs

Sanctuary said...

Beautiful!! I love peonies, ranuncula, lilacs, hydrangea, lavender...

Dionne said...

How pretty!

I have three favorites - Calla lillies, ranunculus, and tulips.

pranksygang said...

these kinda flowers are very rare in my country ... the color is so graceful and beautiful....

the color combinations are superb...

Ana Laura said...

They are really marvellous!
Lovely!

AL

Gillian said...

Love your lilac photographs - I've been a fan since seeing a great lilac article in the last issue of Country Living! I love hyacinths too.

Clarity said...

I'm working on that, if I could choose it would be a mimosa-scented poppy. Everyone is blogging with purple flowers now, must be something in the air...

nessdonnelly said...

Hi, i have recently discovered your blog and love it. i really like your turquoise chair. Their is a article on lilacs in this months country living magazine.
I hope you don't mind but I have tagged you, you can find details here http://nessdonnelly.wordpress.com/2009/04/30/ive-been-tagged/
Thanks Ness

beth said...

i miss the lilacs i had at my old house...right near the porch swing.

Nostalgic Nosh said...

besides the fact that these are amazing photos... lilacs are by far the most incredible smelling flowers in existence.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful photos! You made my day. I'm craving lilacs now!

My fav's: rununculos, stock, peoney, roses and lilies-of-the-valley...

Wendy said...

Nice photographs as always... :)

{lovely little things} said...

la la lovely lilacs!

onesilentwinter said...

Grogeous pictures! yes mine are almost ready i can not wait- i love everything about them!

and when the scent enters my house i am in heaven!

Flora said...

Stunning pictures! I adore lilacs so much one of my favourites,top 3 I reckon. I haven't had any so far this year and I think they are fading now, but that scent.. mmm just perfect!
Thank you for such a lovely post

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

I love lilacs also! These are just beautiful photos!

Kirti said...

I just LOVE lilacs...brings back memories from childhood (we had a bush in the backyard)...thank you!

Juno Harpoon said...

Lilacs for scent.
Fawn lilies, peonies, saucer magnolias for flowers.
Thanks for asking!

Helen said...

oh so pretty! i love peonies, fresias, tulips and daffodils. pretty much any flower! although for some reason i don't like carnations, i think i get that from my mum because she always used to call them 'cheap' hehe, flower snobs.

LillaLykke said...

Amazing photos!

Vanya @ Endless Inspiration said...

Its all about lilacs, such a special time of the year when they are blooming