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Sunday, May 12, 2013

When the Garden Goes Monet

Spring happens. It was incredibly green today. So green it flooded your eyes. We've dealt with some humidity for this much green, but the ache is worth the beauty.

This isn't my front dooryard, but it could be. It's that green.

It's lovely chilly tonight.
The hyacinths and daffodils seem to have gone by, but the bleeding hearts and violets are running rampant and Paul is bringing me lilacs, which are among the best things on Earth. We lost the giant lilac that was out back to the flood in 2011. The world needs more lilacs.

So yes, stop and stick your face in the next bunch of lilacs you see. Spring doesn't last.

12 comments:

Geo. said...

Great post, Austan. The garden at Giverny definitely spoke French.

Elephant's Child said...

I have planted many lilacs and will plant more. I love them. Memories of home...
And a spring garden is a joy and a delight where-ever you are. I am in the throes of gardening up a storm (weeding, pruning, planting) so that when our spring rolls round the garden will blaxe with colour and scent. Lots of both.

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Sounds lovely. I hope we are not sendng the miserable weather we've been having your way.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

It has been a beautiful, cool spring here and now our lilacs are in bloom. I'd like the think that it is always time to smell the flowers and even though they don't last too long, there will be others that will come along to brighten the way. We must take advantage of all the beautiful scenes that enter our lives.

Munir said...

Beautiful !
Yes the world needs more Lilacs.

Austan said...

Geo.- Yes, and yells, "Ne me touchez pas!!"

Austan said...

EC- I look forward to your garden photos, they get me thru our interminable grey Winters! I'll hunt up some local pix to post for you. x

Austan said...

Lawless- it's 46 degrees here now. I don't know what weather you've got going on... For the week we have a cold snap, but they say so far not below freezing...

Austan said...

Arleen- I have a huge pitcher of lilacs in my kitchen right now, just where you can stick your face in as you're going by. Flowers are good.

Austan said...

Munir! It does, all the lilacs we can manage!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I would LOVE to stick my face in a big bouquet of lilacs. We had a huge lilac bush in our back yard in MD, but it isn't a flower seen very often around here. I agree; the world could definitely use more lilacs. And lilies of the valley, another of my favorite. Don't see many of them around here, either. But, man! Do we ever have crab grass...

Austan said...

Oh Susan, I wish you could. These have pretty much gone by and I hate to part with them. Beautiful colors, too. White, classic lilac and deep purple. The smell filled my little Hobbit hole with Spring. And I love lilies of the valley too! Tulips are right up there for me too. There are a lot of Summer flowers that I can't be around now, but the Spring flowers make me happy with no bad effects.