Then when dinner, homemade chicken pot pie, has been cleaned up and all food is swept up from under the kids chairs and dishes are washed and put away and we are about to run out the door to the library I stop and take pictures because the lilacs will be fading out by morning and I just want to document how stunning they are. And, because by morning, when the light is good enough to take pictures you know there will be cars everywhere and corn Chex will be on the floor and my vacuum cleaner will be laying out.
One of my favorite few weeks of the entire year is upon us right now.
The time when these beauties are blooming.
We have barely done anything to them since we moved in but they are perfect and wild every year. We’d love to add some small granite pavers to surround the lilac bed. Wouldn’t that little touch just make the space look so much more finished?
And when I’m having a sad gloomy day thanks to ridiculous amounts of rain and a real estate sale that we thought would fall through these lilacs bring their natural cheer and intoxicating smell into the kitchen. And the sale is still moving forward, so we have good news and gorgeous lilacs. It’s a win win. 🙂