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Lilac pics!

Two scents that remind me of spring more than anything else are lilacs and a freshly cut lawn ... luckily, I can get both of those in my own back yard! So Emily and I went out on a sunny, if cool, Sunday afternoon to get some photos. (It's warming up now -- finally.)


Three lilac bushes line the crest of the hill behind my house. The purple lilacs are nice and healthy (but need trimmed!) The white lilac isn't doing very well, but we're trimming the dead branches back and trying to keep it alive.
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Between the purple lilacs is a small sheltered place where someone could lie on their back and look up into the blue skies and flowers above. Is that an eclipse? No, too Sunny for that. (Sorry, inside joke -- Emily's nickname is Sunny.)
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A close-up, taken by Emily.
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Portrait in the lilacs. I keep forgetting about the Progressive lenses ... I'm *so* cool.
Mark and Emi

"You'd never stray, Mark ... WOULD YOU?" No, dear.
Emily

Self portrait. Just kidding, Emily -- please put down the clippers. New MySpace photo, are is it doomed by the lack of eyes?
Just Mark

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beanbeans
May. 19th, 2009 01:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, those are just lovely! There is a lilac bush down the street from us that is blooming now, but it's the paler lavender blooms. Those deep purple ones look so much more lush!

Thanks for sharing those photos.
ozma914
May. 20th, 2009 05:32 am (UTC)
I've seen some of the paler lilacs around here; I've thought a few times about trying to transplant one, so I could have all three types in the yard. As much as I hate the blah grays of winter, that's how much I love the color of spring!
petzipellepingo
May. 19th, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
Nice lilacs! My white ones are fading but the purple ones are still hanging in there.

That's a good branch loper, you'd better behave yourself.
ozma914
May. 20th, 2009 05:37 am (UTC)
Maybe the white lilacs aren't as tough as the purple?

Yep -- I'm behaving myself as fast as I can!
enigmaticblues
May. 19th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
Hee! Pretty flowers, and you guys are so cute together!
ozma914
May. 20th, 2009 05:37 am (UTC)
Awwww ... *blushes*
nuchtchas
May. 19th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers, these are so pretty
ozma914
May. 20th, 2009 05:37 am (UTC)
Mine, too -- if only someone could engineer a variety that bloomed all summer long ...
curiouswombat
May. 19th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
What wonderful lilacs! That's a really nice picture of the two of you, too.
ozma914
May. 20th, 2009 05:38 am (UTC)
Glad you liked it! I'd never paid much attention to flowers until I moved into that house, but now I really do stop and smell them. :-)
winsomeone
May. 19th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
I love purple and blue in a plant.


Cool old- guy shades Mark. :-)
ozma914
May. 20th, 2009 05:39 am (UTC)
Hey, thanks ...

old guy?

;-)
ubiquirk
May. 19th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, those are gorgeous! I'm completely envious of your Spring!

And the pic of the two of you is adorable.
ozma914
May. 20th, 2009 05:39 am (UTC)
The only problem I have with Spring is that it doesn't come early enough. Glad you liked the pic!
vilajunkie
May. 19th, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
The lilacs are very cool. One of my favorite plants, no matter what color. And Emily is cute, too, of course. Better watch out for those clippers!
ozma914
May. 20th, 2009 05:40 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm not worried -- if Emily decides to beat me up, she won't need a tool!
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