Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"Now That The Lilacs Are In Bloom"


"Now that the lilacs are in bloom,
She has a bowl of lilacs in her room." ~T.S. Eliot

"Just now the lilac is in bloom
All before my little room." ~Rupert Brooke

Both T.S. Eliot and Rupert Brooke got it right about the lilacs!

They ended up in my room--although it killed me to cut them.

Inside or outside, they make me happy with their delicious scent and
perfect little flowers!

"April is the cruelest month,
Breeding lilacs out of the dead land,
Mixing memory and desire,
Stirring dull roots with spring rain."
~T.S. Eliot

I think T.S. Eliot had a thing for lilacs, don't you?
And so do I!


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19 comments:

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Delores, your lilacs look beautiful and their fabulous scent must be filling your home.

You've yet again inspired me.

I shall go and harvest some this afternoon.

Paul

PAT said...

Just simply lovely Delores.

Rebecca said...

I'm with you (and T.S.). The cold and extremely windy days we have wreaked havoc on our lilacs. It sure is nice to enjoy yours!

Victoria said...

I love lilacs. I had many varieties in my garden in NY. Unfortunately, I cannot grow them here in Florida and I miss them. Enjoy their intoxicating scent and this lovely time of year.
XO Victoria

Mary Anne said...

Lilacs are magical fragrances for the soul. Love them and mine are about to bloom. Can't wait to cut a few to bring inside! Loved your little post!
Mary Anne ox

cindy hattersley design said...

Dolores I have never been able to grow them here on the Central Coast of CA...do you have any insight. I don't think it gets cold enough.

AntiqueChase said...

I have never been able to grow them... but you are reminding me to cut my roses today and bring them in. With the big storm we are supposed it get, I want to enjoy them INSIDE :)

Kathysue said...

Glorious!! I love lilacs they elevate any room with there presence. Beautiful I wish we had smell-avision!
Have a great day dear friend, Kathysue

Henhurst Interiors said...

Just beautiful.

LaPouyette said...

I totally agree with all you've said in this lovely post!

PURA VIDA said...

What a precious post! Love those bees!

Willow said...

I love lilacs and have several bushes in our yard. Ours bloom in March, early for us in WV.

The enchanted home said...

I have one big bush and am so excited about it! Lovely pictures.....

Wyatt said...

A favorite around here! We are fortunate to have several for cutting and smelling :D

Wyatt and Stanzie

sharon said...

So love a bunch of lilacs on my desk, but this year April is so capricious that they are hardly blooming here!
xx

classic • casual • home said...

I can almost smell them...I mentioned your great post on carriage style garage doors in my post today. Thanks for the inspiration.

Babs said...

Your lilacs are gorgeous and I'm jealous. Ours finished blooming just after Easter. They seem to be in bloom just a short time, but lilac time is heavenly. I like your burlap covered pots, too.

kim said...

Ohhh, I never seem to get around to cutting the pretty lilacs off my (one) bush! Yours are so beautiful, though, so now I'm inspired! Thanks!
kim Whitebarnbasics.blogspot.com

peggy said...

I found your site, It is absolutely wonderful. love your idesa,travels, and your home. Love your new stove.....only in my dreams. I know it has found a great home.

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