Monday, May 9, 2011

~sweet May~

Pure Joy

my lilacs are starting to bloom

reminding me of my childhood
the scent of them instantly takes me back to my early years
I love May for so many reasons
what joys does sweet May bring for you?



Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

oh Koralee, your lilacs are stunning!
May always makes me smile because it usually means cherries and first of the season fava beans...not to mention the increasing warmth of days!

Bisous to you lovely friend!

A Casa da VĂ¡ said...

Your lilacs are gorgeous!

Hugs & kisses from Rio!

Two Shades of Pink said...

Oh I love May too! Mother's Day, my beautiful grandmother's birthday, outside BBQ's, planting flowers and watching last year's perennials come forth once more, my kids giggling as they run through the sprinklers, the end of school and the beginning of summer, and evening walks with my husband as we follow our girls on their bikes. I just sighed a contented sigh. :)

Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...


I love Lilacs!

~ Gabriela ~

birdie blue said...

love your lilacs, koralee. mine are still a ways from blooming. the viburnums, on the other hand, are just beginning to open.

love may!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I just picked a HUGE bouquet of lilacs the other day - they are just coming on here. My house smells heavenly. They are the best (along with sweet peas).

Poca Luna said...

The combination of colors is stunning!

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love lilacs too. They make me think of my college years. There were hundreds of lilac bushes on the campus, thanks in part to an alumni planting program.

mama bleu said...

i wish i had lilacs in my garden. i love, love, love them!!

Blondie's Journal said...

These are very pretty, Koralee...I can practically smell them!


Moni said...

I love lilacs too!!

Poetry and Wild Roses said...

I love how you take some little seasonal joy,and bring delight to others with it! :-)

Maria said...

These photos are so pretty, Koralee! I just love the vase and the combination of soft pastels.

Lilacs remind me of school days... armfuls of lilacs for the teacher ~
Wishing you lots of May blessings ♥

Unknown said...

Koralee, lilacs are one of two favorites for spring. The aroma lingers in my soul ... you lifted me. I only got OEN blossom off all our bushes this year, :(

Have a beautiful week.

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Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Koralee, these are seriously gorgeous!! I love these photos so much and i adore your very cute jug!! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you sweet friend!


Unknown said...

I was over reading Elyse's blog and she linked to yours. I just adore your blog, the colors, the eye candy. I love lilacs, they are one of my favorites. I was just browsing your posts and I saw the one with boots. I thought this girl is truly a kindred spirit. I took my daughter's barn boots and a bouquet of flowers and photographed them for some quotes and words for today's post.

Have a lovely evening.


Elyse said...

the exact same lilac joy!

you are part of my new post. come and see!


erin's art and gardens said...

oh how i love the lilacs and their heavenly scent! so pretty....

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

I love your dreamy lilacs and can smell that sweet fragrance. Love the little jug.
Happy May day to you

Anonymous said...

Lilacs are my Mom's fave and I planted her a Lilac bush for Mother's Day about ten years ago---it blooms beautifully every year. The smell reminds me of my childhood. Great post!

Unknown said...

Yipee... I'm back from Spain. What a nightmare that was. A visit to BlueBird Notes is just the ticket tonight for me to get back into the swing of things. Our Lilacs will be popping soon as we hit the 90s today. Summer is offically here. Great pics as always, my sweet Koralee. Perfect snaps to hit the hay with in my dreamie head.

Jen Price said...

Those are beautiful! Love the smell of them! May always reminds me of school getting out and my dad's birthday.

Cathie said...

as I read this lovely post & see your beautiful lilacs it is hailing outside, so cold today & winter is nearly here.
I wish you the very best May my sweet friend ♥

Bohemian said...

Oh if only Lilacs would grow in the Desert! *winks* I do remember their Heavenly scent when we lived in a climate they thrived in. One of my fav May scents would have to be Acacia Blossoms, they look like little puff balls on the Trees, which are quite thorny and drought tolerant, but put forth such delightfully fun blooms with a sweet and Heavenly scent that carried through the air!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Ah lilac blossom, I could drink in their scent all day. The wisteria and laburnums are flowering their generous pendulus pea flowers wafting in the breeze too! It is a magical month May!
"It's May, it's May the lusty month of May
The lusty month of May!
That lovely month when ev'ryone goes
Blissfully astray.
Tra la! It's here!
That shocking time of year
When tons of wicked little thoughts
Merrily appear!
It's May! It's May!
That gorgeous holiday

Love Sarah xXx

It's me said...

What a beautiful lilacs bring me joy every post you love

tinajo said...

I hope May will be a great month and I think it will - it has certainly started the right way with perfect weather and all! :-)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Gorgeous images as always, Koralee. The color combination is very beautiful! About your jug, that's a wanna-have, It is sooooooo sweet!!
My lilacs are about to pop, think it will take a couple of days.
Is there a Disney in Canada too, or do you go to Orlando? I like this idea of enjoying Disney with your entire family. Zippety do-dah, zippity-ay!
Have a wonderful day, my friend o xx o

Aprendeconvale said...

I love May , too, beacuse is the months of the blossom, a color and perfume explosion !!! kisses

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Such pretty lilacs Koralee...I'm spending lots of time in my garden at the of my favourite places...
Susan x

Martina said...

Love your pix here - such a lovely composition Koralee! We already have roses and peonies out - must try taking photos as well;) xx

fee @ chipper nelly said...

Hey K
I love May! (and not just because it's my birthday...and yours too huh?)
Here you can really believe summer weather is on it's way by May (although for the last 2 years it's also been over by the end of May!) and because we always take our annual holiday...16 sleeps to go!!!
Lovely pictures, know I always say that, but THEY ARE!
fee ♥

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

For all the same lovely memories as you dearest; pink blooms and new life...but I speak of my years in Boston and here in Minneapolis. Growing up in L.A. didn't offer change of season..just from HOT to HOT to WINDY! So May is a season of change. HOW ARE YOU FEELING? I AM GREAT! What a trip to the doctor can do for your mind as well! Just waiting for test results of mammography and other issues....but the hips and leg are better!

CARRY ON and have FUNNNNN! Anita

LissyLou said...

gorgeous pictures!!

I love May because its my birthday Month and its usually always warm xx

Alessandra said...

Love lilac too! and the fragrance :-)

ciao and enjoy May


andrea creates said...

pretty! i love lilacs :)

Kathleen Grace said...

I love May! Lilacs, violets, family birthdays. Spring is my favorite time, and May is the best month of all:>)

lilybets said...

I love Lilacs,I love May because I see nature growing beautiful again after winter!.

francis said...

You know what sweet joy MAY is bringing me Koralee . The greatest joy of all .
Isn't May the perfect month to be born and have your birthday !
I am so hoping the postman brings me your surprise ..... did you write your sender-address on it ?
The weather is realy unbelievable overhere .
Looks like the most beautiful warm summer for weeks now . So wonderful .
Your Lilacs remind me of long ago .
I visited my younger sister and we looked at old pictures from when we were young . Oh my ... I was 11 when she was born so I am her big sister . She lives near the seaside . My parents lived there too .
I visited the grave and put some beautiful flowers there for mothersday .
Sadly she cannot meet her great-grandchild .
She would have loved that .
My children always called her grandma-by-the-sea !
Have a good time sweet friend !

Anonymous said...

hello sweet friend
love your pictures
love love love lilacs
yes i have them
in my yard ~ 4 bushes
near the windows
where the breeze brings
that wonderful scent
inside...i could lay
on the grass and take
a nap under lilacs
i'm only sorry that
they're here for such
a short time...MAY...
the loveliest month
enjoy your day sweet friend
as always i send you

Barbara said...

Adore seeing those buds, Koralee. We used to have a home in Michigan that was surrounded with lilac bushes. Some clever previous owner had planted them. Nothing more lovely when they're all in bloom!

Unknown said...

Lovely. New life in the animal kingdom and in the plants and gardens etc and the lighter nights and better weather ;-)) dee xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That just look so sweet!

Unknown said...

my girlfriend just left on a trip for a week and she said i should come and cut some lilacs since they are blooming at her house! i do have my own lilac bushes too that i love, but i decided you can't have too many lilacs around, can you? (adorable picture of yours in the cup!) xoxox

Unknown said...

the lilacs are lovely! mine just have tiny buds but i can't wait to bring some in the house!! xo susan

a peony princess said...

Adore your lilac photos!

I would love a lilac bush! Every spring, when my neighbour's begins to bloom, I'm reminded of this. And then summer comes and goes, and the following May, I say "I really should have got one last year" and then summer comes and goes...well, you can see where this is going. I really should just go and get one! :)

♥ Trish

Unknown said...

Love lilacs! we are a little behind here in Courtenay cuz i've seen no Lilacs yet! I would love to have them as my wedding flowers but I think they will be done by the end of june :(

B said...

Gorgeous blooms Koralee! May brought me my baby boy 10 years ago- that makes me smile :0)
B xxx

Sue said...

I love lilacs. At this house we only have one fairly new (not large yet) bush of white ones. The rain got to them this year before I did. Lilacs remind me of the May baskets that I always left my mom on the door on May 1st.

Carol said...

Lilacs always bring back memories of my childhood....mmmmm! May is a great month to celebrate...lots of birthdays for family...and friends!!

found and sewn said...

I always love visiting your blog, your photo's are beautiful!

Madelief said...

Hi Koralee,

Just read some of your words in Matthew Meads magazine :-)! Such an honour and what a beautiful magazine. So stylish!

Ohhh, what I like about May: the birdsong, the sunshine, the new green, the flowers, walking barefoot, wearing summerdresses, eating outside once again, open doors and windows, sitting on a terrace....I could go on and on....Such a lovely month :-)!

Happy evening!

Lieve groet, Madelief xox

Lynn said...

The lilacs look so pretty with the blue color you've chosen! Blessings to you.

May Flower Mama said...

We planed our wedding around when the lilacs were in bloom sixteen years ago!
My favorite for so many reasons.

Ingrid said...

Hello Koralee I am here again...just say that I love your lilacs,soft color picture I love too....x

Bring Pretty Back said...

Lilacs are so sweet and full of memories for me as well.
have a pretty day,

Not Just a Waitress said...

So lovely!! I can almost smell a whiff of lilacs wafting toward me as I type this. :)
My Grammie had a whole wall of lilacs in the backyard when I was a girl. I would climb the nearby crab-apple tree and just take in the sights and smells of wonderful Spring. :)
I love your pictures. A perfect combination of prints and colors and nature. :) :) :)

Pinecone said...

Lilacs remind my of my childhood in Minnesota!! Love the picture.

Rubyred said...

Love the smell of Lilac and yours are so pretty Koralee!
May brings flowers in my garden and lots of family birthdays to me!
Rachel x

By the Bluegrass said...

Oooh, I love lilacs! They remind me of when I was little and my mom had a lilac bush outside our bedroom windows. We would raise the windows and it would smell so fresh in our rooms.

Gloria said...

Gorgeous lilacs, amazing photos of them!! So beautiful!!

My white roses are blooming all of the place. They need to be cut back! I can't even see the bench inbetween the two rose bushes. I am sure enjoying them though...:)

Have a happy day, sweet friend!


marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

Your blog is so pretty! Just found you via Blooming on Bainbridge, you have a new fan :)

Heidi said...

Oh, my lilacs are blooming, too! May is one of my favorite months: Mother's Day and My Mother's Birthday! She said she always remembered how her mom said she remembered the scent of the lilacs blooming outside her bedroom window as she birthed my mom! (Home birth back then...) On May 23 this year my precious mother will celebrate 84 years....and the lilacs are still blooming.... Hugs, Heidi

Tash said...

Ahhh I can smell those beautiful lilacs Koralee :) For me, May means opening up the windows in the house and letting the fresh air in! And of course I adore the smells of all the flowers that are starting to pop up everywhere! Have a lovely weekend my lovely friend :)

d e l i g h t said...

Very beautiful. They bring back memories of my childhood as well growing up in Kansas. They grew all over in our back yard. The smell is divine.