Wordless Wednesday – Lilacs

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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80 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Lilacs

  1. Anne says:

    How beautiful!

  2. maryjane678 says:

    Glorious Eliza, thank you.

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  4. Dale says:

    One of my absolute favourites!

  5. I wish I could press a key and get a smell of the fragrance. Beautiful time of year.

  6. Nancy says:

    oh! oh! oh! How I love lilacs!

  7. We have an old white lilac that’s been blooming for weeks. I love how it scents the air.

  8. If only I could smell them.

  9. Alice says:

    Such a pretty photo of a gorgeous flower. Saw a Hummingbird checking my pink ones out, yesterday!

  10. Such a nice photo. I love lilacs.

  11. shoreacres says:

    I miss these as much as any northern flower. We have sort-of-substitutes, but there’s nothing like a lilac.

  12. cindy knoke says:

    I can smell them from here!

  13. susurrus says:

    Such romantic flowers

  14. sandyjwhite says:

    We are on the same page today, Eliza. I have lilacs, also!

  15. I can almost smell them! I grew up in a city that celebrated the lilacs with a festival named in their honor.

  16. spanishwoods says:

    A gorgeous shot Eliza. Such a wonderful, smell and so very beautiful. I hope these are in your garden 🙂

  17. Kris P says:

    They’re spectacular flowers. California’s “lilacs”, aka Ceanothus, don’t hold a candle to these.

  18. Cathy says:

    Lovely photo Eliza. I hope yours last longer than mine did!

  19. naturebackin says:

    Very beautiful. I loved seeing lilacs when I lived in the UK, but I don’t recall ever having seen any in SA.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      They probably need cold temps for dormancy, as they originated in Eastern Europe.

      • naturebackin says:

        Yes, few places are cold enough here in winter without being arid (and hot in the summer). Interestingly I did find online, one SA nursery selling it as “rare” and for quite a tidy sum, and warning that it is not suitable for warmer areas.

  20. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Lilacs remind me of childhood. We had one in our garden. Butterflies loved it.

  21. Robin says:

    So beautiful. I can almost smell them. 🙂

  22. Lovely, Eliza. Like other fellow bloggers, their sweet scent immediately comes to mind (and nose).

  23. Love lilacs and that color!🙂 I’ve been amazed by how many I see blooming this year.

  24. I love their heady scent. Lovely photo!

  25. Beautiful colors and capture, Eliza! Brings back memories of my big lilac bush and how wonderful mine smelled!

  26. Mmm, So lovely! 🙂 They are the classic reminiscence trigger!

  27. Karen Lang says:

    So rich and full 💞

  28. Ours are the pale color that most associate with lilac. The dark makes a wonderful contrast. We did not visit there this year but have you gone to Lilacland in Pelham? Lots of varieties there.

  29. Absolutely lovely!!! 💜

  30. neihtn2012 says:

    Very impressive photo of lilacs. I wish I could see them around here.

  31. Debbie says:

    Love these! Wish I could smell them, too!

  32. Jane Lurie says:

    These luscious colors, Eliza. And such pretty details close up. 💜

  33. So pretty and my favorite fragrance too!

  34. pbmgarden says:

    Aren’t those colors beautiful together! Love this.

  35. Karen says:

    Very pretty shot of the lilacs Eliza, some of them do have a heavenly fragrance.

  36. Sarah Rajkotwala - Author & Spiritual Teacher says:

    Lovely 🌸💮

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