Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Today as I drove through the countryside the lilacs were intoxicating....

A must have at the bedside...

The Monarchs are a little intoxicated too...

We've waited all winter for this...

A new candle lantern to hang under the Lilacs...

the Splendour of SUMMER SMELLS...

go ahead...walk out your door and BREATH...



  1. Those are absolutely beautiful! How fresh and simply stunning!

  2. I feel the same way about lilacs but the ones in our yard are done. I love to bring them in and fill the house with their deliciousness.

  3. What gorgeous lilacs! Have a delightful week! Xoxoxo

  4. The beauty of late spring makes the long days of winter worth it. Beautiful photos.

  5. ...every bit as lilacs smell on summer days..." McKuen

    Love it all. Breathing it in.

    Love to you~Rebecca

  6. Our lilacs are past, but the freshmornng air and the roses and mint in our garden are wonderful! I truly do live for these days of sunshine and roses:>)

  7. I have two Lilac bushes that have not done well since I moved here. :( I, too, love the delicious fragrance and always try to bring in a bouquet to my house. Enjoy them while you have them!~Hugs, Patti

  8. Kathy- I love lilacs- they are my favorite Spring flower! Ours are almost past bloom now..kind of bittersweet, really. I wanted to tell you, too, that I LOVE your header- it is perfect for summer- xo Diana

  9. Did you have the roof down?

    WE are having the same blooms and Monarchs..

    Miles away..

    Thanks for sharing your exquisite shots Kathy..

  10. Nana....200 miles, with the top down...
    collecting quite a tan also!

    Glad your all enjoying the blooms...

  11. So lovely Kathy. I love the smell of the beautiful gardenias that have been blooming all around our house.


  12. Morning Kathy,
    What wonderful photos, don't think I have ever had the pleasure of smelling lilacs, but I have smelled the oil, so I am sure they are intoxicating and wonderful!
    Like your new blog header, very pretty as always.
    Hope you are doing well hon!
    blessings, Nellie

  13. O Kathy what a beautiful lillacs.....i wish i could smell them.....love you....summer greetings from me ..... Ria....xxx...xxx...

  14. Funny....I have my lilacs as my head picture on my blog too! They are smelling up my whole house right now! LOVE IT! Summer is definitely the time for flower intoxication! :))

  15. Pretty and colorful pics. Our lilacs didn't seem to last very long this spring. Always bring in a bouquet to smell while doing the dishes. Question, isn't splendor spelled with an o?

  16. Buttonchief....Actually the American version is with an "o"...Splendor.
    I'm going with the French version..."Splendour"
    Thanks for pointing that out.

    Nellie....wish we had "smells" on this computers...Hugs,

  17. I do enjoy seeing those that can grow such beautiful things. Just wish I could be a Tiger Swallowtail for an afternoon.
    Thanks by fluttering by to see my pink post.
    Blessings ;-)

  18. Our reward for having made it through another winter: the smells and colors of spring.

    Lovely post!


  19. Discovered your blog through another...I sometimes get lost blog hopping! :)

    The moment I read your blog title, I just knew you had to be from Michigan. My parents are originally from Detroit and I spent every summer up there. We often vacationed on Mackinac...the loveliest!

    Happy Thursday! Enjoy those lilacs!


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me...I am always encouraged by your kind expressions and thoughtful comments....Know that you are loved....xoxo Kathy.