Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pretty Lilacs

The heavenly scent of lilacs ...


They are the most delicate, old fashioned and romantic of flowers ...


Pale lavender with star shaped blossoms ...


There is something unabashedly romantic about them and they have the sweetest scent.


The story of lilac, according to Greek mythology, begins with a beautiful nymph named Syringa (lilac's botanical name).  Captivated by her beauty, Pan, the god of the forests and fields, chased Syringa through the forest.  Frightened by Pan's affections, Syringa escaped him by turning herself into an aromatic bush ~ the flower we now refer to as lilac.


Springtime lilacs to brighten your day!  Today I am joining the following parties:

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wow us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
French Inspiration Thursday @ The French Cupboard
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

25 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh they are so beautiful and I love the pitcher too. Hugs, Marty

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

So beautiful! One of my all time favorite flowers and smell! Love the deep color of yours! My lilac topiary is blooming but the new growth is hiding most of the flower. I can smell it though so that makes me happy!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The photos of you lilacs are lovely.

jeanetteann said...

Lilacs are so pretty,I really love the way you have displayed them on the books. Pretty story.xx

Chris said...

The lilacs are beautiful! I love the smell of these flowers! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely creation ~ love the lilacs ~ and your nature quote ~ thanks, ^_^

Cynthia said...

Donna

Just beautiful I love the pitcher they are in it is beautiful too.

Cynthia

Donna said...

Beautiful, Donna!

My Sweetie and and just planted two of these in the garden yesterday! They already have blossoms on them, and cannot wait til they bloom!

Yours are beautiful!
Hugs,
Donna

joanne said...

Lilacs are the absolute favorite flower in my family....you have taken some lovely photos - I can almost smell them

Rizzi said...

YOUR PHOTOS OF THE LILAC'S ARE SO BEAUTIFUL.....AND THE GREEK MYTH ....
I ENJOYED READING.....A LOVELY POST DONNA......RIZZI

Katherines Corner said...

a ,lovely post and filled with one of my favorite things, lilacs! That pitcher is terrific such a lovely way to display these beautiful fragrant flowers. Thank you for sharing the Greek myth too. Hugs and smooches and happy wishes. Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop :-)

Ginger Zuck said...

They are so beautiful. Your entire post is very lovely. Made me feel good. Have a wonderful day.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos Donna! And such a sweet story about the lilac too!

Jeanne said...

Great shots of these lilacs! I could almost smell them!

Cafe au lait said...

Gorgeous Lilacs!

My entry.

Carletta said...

Beautiful shots!
The watering can vase is lovely!!!

Ewa Kelly-Miksa said...

beautiful lilacs!

Andrea Dawn said...

You have put together a lovely collection here, with a truly delightful subject.

Jann Olson said...

Your Lilacs are gorgeous Donna and I love the sweet watering can. I have not heard the myth before. Thank you for sharing it. Lilacs are one of my favorite bushes. I have dwarf ones. They were beautiful but not are spent. I will have to wait to welcome their beautiful scent for another year.
Hugs,
Jann

Gunilla said...

Beautiful! I love lilacs.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The lilacs are so gorgeous....and so are your photos f them! You have the perfect container/watering-can to display them in.

KER said...

these and irises are my favorite of all favorites...you arranged & photographed them beautifully

Ingmarie We said...

Wonderful lilacs and fantastic photos of them. And lovely music too!

Carrie Sampsel said...

Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers...wait I say that about lots of flowers. lol I loved lilacs since I was a little girl. Just beautiful Donna!

Fishtail Cottage said...

i find so much beauty in lilacs! thank you for sharing this over at this weeks garden party! my lilacs have come and gone - but were enjoyed during their time here! hope you have a great weekend! xoox, tracie

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