Thursday, April 15, 2010

{lilac heaven}

lilacs....

their scent fills my home
with childhood memories....
{growing up we had hedges of them around our home...
now I have one bush in my back yard and to my delight it is in bloom}


their colour
covers my nails
with sweetness
{making me one happy girl}

pure lilac heaven
~

54 comments:

Crystal Escobar said...

That is just beautiful!!! You are an amazing photographer!!!

Cornflake said...

What stunning colours (my fav). I can't believe how talented you are! No that's not true, I can, I'm just in awe! :-)

Jane said...

Yes I really love them. And nice nailpolish too. Although my nails are too bleerrgh for any nail polish at the moment! xoxo

Anne Marie said...

Oh my goodnes......I love lilacs.....but have never painted my fingernails that color - but how fun!! wouldn't it be great if they made nail polish that was scented? like lilacs??

you have a great weekend too Koralee!

Maria said...

Oh look at this post... Koralee, It's absolutely beautiful! We have a few lilac bushes in our yard, they are just tiny babies {you can see them in my sidebar!} Teeny tiny right now~
The nail polish picture is fabulous... OPI should see this!
*It's lovely to take care of the hands that care for so many*

I was thinking of you tonight to send this link off to you... how sweet are these bluebird plates! ? !
I hope you have a wonderful...springtime... weekend!

Maria

Splendid Willow said...

Wonderful Koralee, I come here and I always leave with a smile! And right now, when I am typing, I am looking at the Bluebird Notes button with the egg + nest (r. hand column). How adorable! So simple and beautiful. Did you take that photo?

Much fondness, Mon

Rosie said...

Oh koralee these lilacs are so lovely...I'm inhaling right now...I'm impatiently waiting for mine to P*O*P so I can enjoy them inside as well.

I am so very infatuated, with my "shiny new friend"...blogging has become a bit of morning joy...so was so sad when this down load... "stole my JOY"...oh well, I have started over. Did this down load not affect you?...well,sending you sweet dreams, as I'm off to my fluffy little bed...love Rosie

Colin and Sarah said...

love lilacs! They were in our reception hall at our wedding and there is now a lilac bush infront of our new home! yay!

Luiza said...

Lilacs...So wonderful! Everything about it. The smell, the look...
You seem to be one month ahead of us.
But it will come to me , soon...I can´t wait!!!

Have a wonderful day!
Luiza

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW. All the photos are marvelous, but that first one goes SO WELL with the color blue of your background! And the color of your nailpolish my sweet, is PERFECT FOR YOU!!!! I love lilacs and we have many here in Minnesota! One day, after class at the university about 9 years ago, a classmate of mine plucked a bloom from a bush as we were walking to our cars. She said, "Taste one! I always ate them as a child!" Well, I am not one to taste anything unknown, and I am not an easy pushover, but I took a small, I mean SMALL bit and chewed it. Holy cow.....it put me to sleep!!! I could barely drive home and when I got home, I WAS GONE FOR HOURS! Never, ever again will I take the suggestion of someone 20 years younger than me!!!!!!!!!!

LOVE YOU! Anita

Kelly said...

Gorgeous pictures Koralee! I have a Lilac tree in my garden that is just coming into blossom, so pretty!

Geisslein said...

I LOOOOVE Lilacs! really LOVE them!
Wish you a beautiful weekend - full of hugs and kisses from those you love!!!!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

.... sigh.... such adorable pictures, sweet friend! Wish I had a scent button on my laptop ... Lovely Lilac!
Sending a huge hug your way for a happy & sweet day.
XOXOXO

m.e (Cathie) said...

definitely pure lilac heaven!
gorgeous pics Koralee
wishing you a fabulous weekend

It's me said...

Amazing pictures !! Koralee......lilac......i adore!!.......the smell............ooooooo.la..la.....so nice !!

Have a great friday my love................hugs from me........bye!

Martha said...

It is pure lilac heaven!!! Beautiful

Rubyred said...

Aahh yes, heavenly Lilac!I have one in my garden and I adore the scent!Beautiful photos
Have a wonderful weekend Koralee!
Rachel x

Julie said...

I just love the smell but hubby doesn't so I haven't been able to plant any in our yard. But I'm hoping to sneak one in somewhere and maybe he won't notice!

BlueGrassandGreenTomatoes said...

I love lilacs and that delicious nail color! Great choice, if I don't say so myself... :)

Jeanette said...

I've never tried to grow lilacs, would they like Arizona sun? Love that nail color, think I'll give my hands a treat today.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Gorgeous! Lilacs are such a beautiful and fleeting treat around here... I can't wait for mine to bloom. Intoxicating!!

myletterstoemily said...

nothing sweeter or more old-fashioned than a
lilac! mine are about to bloom!!!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

I love Lilacs! Nothing smells like Spring more...
Honeysuckle also brings back wonderful childhood memories for me. My Grandma had them in her yard. I remember playing "Kick the Can" on summer nights with my cousins and running barefooted by her honeysuckle and breathing in deeply as I ran by.

Randi Troxell said...

so so pretty.. and that nailpolish.. looks so sweet!

have a wonderful wkend!

Rizzi said...

I LOVE LILACS TOO, WE HAVE A BUSH IN OUR GATDEN. THE FIRST YEAR IT BLOOMED THE DEER ATE ALL THE FLOWERS ON THE TOP. EVERY YEAR IT COMES BACK, AND THE FLOWERS ARE SO LOVELY. THE DEER DON'T BOTHER THEM ANYMORE, OUR GERMAN SHEPHERD "JACK" SEES TO THAT. AHHHH SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS......RIZZI

Kissed by an Angel said...

I love lilac it's so pretty!! Love the OPI nail polish too!!!
Have a great weekend.
xxxx

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I love lilacs too...can't wait for ours to start opening...gonna cut bushels of them to fill our home.

pollydove said...

Sigh ... just beautiful photos. I must go out and see if mine are in bloom too!

becky said...

Arent they just the best! I soo love them as well.I had big bushes when the girls were growing up.My motherinlaw always had huge bouquets of them in the springtime for me when I first got married.I can smell them as I look.

Thanks for bringing back some lovely memeories,do have a great weekend!

becky said...

memories that was. Just have to fix it because that will let you know I made a mistake and know how to spell hah.

paperbird said...

oh how I love these flowers- so beautiful, I can almost smell their heavenly perfume.

Sewn With Grace said...

I can almost smell them through the screen! Mine are just beginning to bud. I can't wait!

Bralliz said...

Hi Koralee!
Beautiful post, i love the pictures!
I had exactly one of those nailpolish before, but when i was picking it up for the first time... crash!!! It went inot a thousand pieces... hihi!
Have a great weekend!
xoxo alice

Bella said...

I LOVE lilacs. Just love them. Beautiful photos.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

lovely, as always..

i think i can smell then from here

have a wonderful weekend, my sweet friend

kary
xxx

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Such a gorgeous post and I can almost smell the heavenly fragrance of the lilac.
Love all the pretty photos and colours.

Have a happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Elyse said...

hi koralee,

i loooooove the scent of lilacs!

xo
elyse

Monica said...

Your lilacs are gorgeous! How lucky for you that they are already in bloom. We have at least another month (maybe a little longer) before ours are blooming. So for now, I will enjoy yours -- thank you :)

Beatnheart said...

Koralee , check out Maura's sweet blog LilacLanecottage to see some amazing lilacs...she's really got loads!!

Terra said...

Your photos are so true I can almost smell the lilacs. That is perhaps my most favorite of all flower scents and like you, my parents had lilacs in our garden.

Vicki said...

Hello, Koralee,
The lilacs are so pretty and must smell heavenly. Isn't it amazing how we associate certain smells with our childhood? Have a blessed and happy weekend, my friend! Vicki

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I wish that there were a scratch and sniff button.

Thank you so very much for your recent kind thoughts and comments.

Paulina said...

Dear Koralee, a cute post, as usual :o) Have a great weekend.

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Me Alittle Jealous ~ Our Lilac's are just Budding..... One of My Favorite Flowers, Lilacs & Lily of the Valley ~ Heaven Scent!

Maria Confer said...

I love love love lilacs. They are my favorite spring flower.

Lulu Letty

FrenchBlue said...

Dear Koralee~

You do PINK so well my friend! You make me smile in a pink world~~

Have a good weekend!
OX

hometown girl said...

i love lilacs, they smell so wonderful! have a lovely weekend! xo susan

Highton-Ridley said...

From someone who has trouble with liking colour, you might make me a convert with these lovely lilac shots. Heavenly!!

ELK said...

it must be what heaven's aroma will be...that or chocolate chip cooies ;)))

deborahspalette said...

I am so000000 jealous, mine are just turning green, I can't wait!!! For that heavenly smell to fill my home!!! Wish it lasted all summer. OPI it is the best, great color, I used to do nails and had every color. Happy Spring Blooms, enjoy it while it last!!!:O Deborah

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

they are pretty pictures...

you must have pretty nails....

and you definatley are a pretty 'cool' soul!

to the sweet scents of spring!

ciao bella
carmelina

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Gorgeous!!

Sonia said...

Lilac is one of my most favourite flowers and the photography is amazing!xx

Yelena R. said...

Lilac is probably one of my favorite smells ever!