Monday, May 18, 2015

The joys of spring

This is a post crammed with photos but very short on words, as I am working
between rainstorms, which have been badly needed here.
I love going to bed at night hearing the rain on the roof, knowing that
I won't have to work to sprinkle the garden in the morning.
I did get a chance to get some photos of the lilacs and blooming trees
and wanted to post them today.

The beautiful Snowdrift is in bloom and it's wonderful to be under it's branches daily
listening to the hundreds of bees working in it's blossoms.
Such an amazing sound!

Be back soon with more lilacs.
I did post on Grace Gardens for those who like blooms and blossoms!
To enter Grace Gardens, just click on the photo at the top right on my sidebar.


Edith W. said...

Dear June, what a nice post with your lilacs and blooming trees! The pictures are so beautiful. It was a pleasure for me to visit your blog and to have a look into your garden. I'll soon come back again.
In my garden in Germany I have lilacs, too and a lot of Clematis.
Have a wonderful time in May. Edith

sarah said...

such beautiful flowers, especially the blossom.

chateau chic said...

Your flowering trees and gardens are absolutely breathtaking, June! I never tire of seeing your gorgeous posts of fresh flowers.
Mary Alice

NanaDiana said...

Oh- Those are just so beautiful---the photos and the flowers. I can almost smell those lilacs...,and ours are just opening now. It is always just pure joy for me to open your blog because I know I am in for a journey into wonderland in your photos. Thank you, June!
Blessings to you and a big old hug for Landon! xo Diana

Pondside said...

Sprin has well and truly arrived at your garden. The photos are all so very lovely. Is there a nicer time of year? I think not!
Here's hoping that most of this season's rainfall will come overnight so that you may spend many sunny mornings and afternoons among the blossoms!

Bernideen said...

So many beautiful photos - all lovely!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Dear June,
Your garden looks just so heavenly, Lilacs are my favorite Spring flower, for they remind me of my Godmother my Aunt Blanche who also adored the flower (she was a florist who had a nursery) and named her beloved cat Lilac. So without trying to you blessed me with a memory gift in this beautiful post.
Enjoy your rain, doesn't it have a lovely sound when it's a soft soaking rainfall?

Unknown said...

Gorgeous gorgeous. I L O V E seeing all your garden photo. Can't wait to watch as spring and summer unfold.

Diane said...

Lovely pictures, June. The lilacs are beautiful. Ours must have been nipped by the frost because there aren't many around town. I'll just enjoy yours. Blessings, Diane

Junkchiccottage said...

Beautiful pictures June. Have a great week

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How beautiful! The fragrance must be astounding.

We got some rain last week too, such a blessing, not enough to make a dent in our drought, but at least I haven't had to water.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

How lovely, June! I had lilacs in my post today, too...they are always such a beautiful part of spring. We had a beautiful Snowdrift tree for many years...We had to remove it for a room addition. Brings back lovely memories...

Anne's Attic - Design said...

June your photos are so beautiful, I think that all of our rain has really helped out with such a beautiful Spring, other than I was trying to keep it from flooding my basement out, but all is well. lol Have a glorious week. Hugs, Jo

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

toves sammensurium said...

Good heavens June!!!!
You are doing it once more - putting my heart at risk!!How very beautiful everything is,I am sighing out loud in delightment!(Is that a word anyway ;)
I am waiting for the lilacs a week or two I hope they open up and smell as gorgeous as they always do.THat moment when I can pick the first ones...always a moment of happiness!
And until then,your pictures brings me happiness too!!!!
Have a lovely week you talented!!
Tove-hugs :)

flowersandhome said...

Such pretty blossoms and pictures June! Love, love, love it! Now I'm over to Grace gardens to enjoy more of this ;)

an angel at my table said...

I love your flower pictures!!! It is so delightfully romantic!!! My lilacs has just begun flowering and I have just picked my first bouquet of them! One of my favorites in the garden. I cant wait until my "Beauty of Moscow" is in blom!
Warm greetings from Sweden

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear June ~ Your beautiful photos always have a sense of serenity, that just calms me every time I visit.

I enjoyed all of your apple blossoms on your other blog. They were all beautiful.

Have a lovely week ~ FlowerLady said...

So beautiful. Your photos always have such a fabulous feel to them. Our lilacs are blooming too and the Peonies that I planted because you inspired me so much with yours have buds!!!!! They are a great size this year and I love, love, love having them in my gardens. Wishing you a beautiful week:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Ulla said...

DD's Cottage said...

So So So Gorgeous! Beauty!

Claudia said...

Our lilacs were beautiful this year - as are yours! And I discovered we have a volunteer crab apple! I'm so thrilled.


Lilasesazuis said...

...lilases...que sonho!



Dorthe said...

Such beautiful photoes of your wonderful lilacs, dear June. They really are one of my favorite flowers in the garden, but sadly, always only stay for such a short time, I think...or maybe it is just that I want them to bloom all summer. Mine are almost opening now, and as we still have a cold spring with wind and rain, they might stay a little longer in bloom, this year .
Sending you hugs.

lesa said...

So lovely!

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Thank you for sharing your sunshine and pretty garden today, June. It is stillll snowing here ~ your photographs really put a smile on my face.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

June, your garden photos are amazing … those lilacs, WOW ! Absolutely gorgeous!

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Oh June, it's always such a pleasure to virtually visit your garden blossoms! You display them so beautifully. I'm happy to hear you've got rain for the garden - we're getting some much-needed rain today as well. Ahhh, spring!

Home and Lifestyle said...

Dear June, your photos are beautiful as always!! It feels like I always repeat the same words in every comment, but I don't have another choice ;-). It's really amazing. Hope you will show us a lot of pictures of your wonderful garden during the next weeks!!

Veel liefs, Ingrid

Victorian1885 said...

June all I can say is ....stunning... beautiful... glorious...heavenly....
Enjoy your garden time!

Mary in Idaho said...

I'm loving your lilacs. Ours got nipped with a late frost. This steady of a rain sure unusual for us. We have company coming this weekend and are hoping the lawn dries out enough to mow. Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

Such a beautiful post with your pretty lilacs and blossoms. I need that today on an overcast and grey day here. I love hearing the sound of the rain on the roof when lying in bed.
Hope you are enjoying the week

an angel at my table said...

I smiled when I saw our blogs next to each other in someones blogroll! We had a very similar blogpost with lilacs and "angel" in our blog name! We like the same things!!!! All the best Mari
Ps I have now planted three William Baffin and one John Cabot so far!! Have you tried John Davies?

Barbara said...

Good morning, June!
I do miss lilacs in the spring. They aren't going to happen in Florida. :(
I remember one house in Michigan we lived had a huge backyard and it was entirely bordered with lilacs. All colors. Friends came and picked them for events. There were so many, I didn't notice they were gone.
Pleased to see everything is blooming at your house, such a happy pleasure.
Hugs right back to you!

Nancy's Notes said...

June, your photographs of your lilacs are so beautiful and I do believe I can smell their sweet scent right now! That wheelbarrow with the flowers, ahhh, love it!

Nancy's Notes said...

June, your photographs of your lilacs are so beautiful and I do believe I can smell their sweet scent right now! That wheelbarrow with the flowers, ahhh, love it!

Rozmeen said...

Hi Sweet June,

I am not often on blog but whenever I am I have to think of you and how you are. I have allways enjoyed your blog so much!! loved your comments and everytime I visit I have inspiration... love the lilacs..
Are you also on Facebook?
Big kiss from Holland, xxx Rozmeen

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Just so beautiful! Love seeing your trees in bloom!

Madelief said...

Your lilacs and blossoms look wonderful June. It's a joy to scroll through your photo's and take in all the beauty nature has to offer.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Madelief x

Michele said...

Absolutely gorgeous pictures.

Have a blessed weekend.

deb said...

absolutely gorgeous june ~ enjoying every little bit of our lilacs too :-) have a wonderful weekend xo

Deborah said...

Absolutely gorgeous June!
Lilacs and their heavenly scent are one of my favourites.
You have captured their beauty here as always.
I have a little warmer in my living room that I love to melt lilac scent beautiful.
I don't have a lilac bush but its on my wish list. I do have a hydrangea bush which is looking so good from after first winter being planted in my tiny garden. I've been watching its progress with much smiles. I'll have to show you when it blooms! Love and hugs to you over the miles sweet friend

Al my heart,
Deborah xoxo

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vitadrömmarobusigabarn said...

Love youre beautiful pictures
Have a lovely day!

blooming home and garden said...

Dear June, this is the first time I visit your blog, your photos, oh they are so beautiful.. Almost poetic I think.
The lilacs are just began flowering here in Norway.

Love from Ida

Anonymous said...

Extraordinarias fotografías! Felicitaciones

Ricki Treleaven said...

I love Lilacs…..and I buy them whenever I can because they don't grow down here…..such a lovely post….