5/16/11

Lilacs, lilacs everywhere!

One of the tell tale signs that summer is truly right around the corner...

I can't get enough of them...

Every morning I have been replacing the vases around the house with fresh bouquets...

And then getting in a friendly debate with Hubby over the pronunciation of them.

They are called LIE-locks. Not lie-LACKS. (To me, anyway! Hubby strongly disagrees.)

Enjoy your day!
Sonya

12 comments:

Comeca Jones said...

Beautiful thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

Lie-lacks!! LOL! They are so beautiful. I do miss my 3 lilacs from my old house - one dark purple, one lavender, and one white. One year there was a big wind storm late in April. When I got up the next morning, an entire fork of one of them was lying across my deck, in full bloom. I was just sick! That afternoon I went out to inspect more closely. I ended up cutting as much as I could, put them in a couple of buckets in my car, and drove out to the cemetery (I about passed out from how strong it smelled in the car!) I was able to place large bouquets on all 10 family graves, which made me happy. Mom and the grandmas would have appreciated that...

Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

They truly would have, that was a good idea!
Our next door neighbors have a white and a lighter purple bush (Tree? Shrub? They are HUGE!) and having all three of the colors together are just gorgeous.
Plant more Sue!

Diane Mars said...

Wow I love Lilacs, they grow pretty well out by my parents house, they are in the high desert just 40 min. or so from Burbank. What am I up to you ask, well in my real life outside of Saturdayfinds... I'm a Realtor and a different sort of Realtor, never wanting to be part of a large lost in the crowd agent. I had a different idea about the type of agent I wanted to be. Well it's very hard to find a small company and more so in this market, offices are closing down, so not a whole lot of choices.But my quest is over I have found an office that is going to be the perfect fit for me. I am so excited, it is going to be a great change for a positive future~ oxox, Diane

Anonymous said...

they are def. LIE-LOCKS. hahhahaha. a rose by any other name...... sharon

Sue said...

CAN'T plant any more, Sonya - I live in a condo and my "yard" space is extremely limited - I have flowers growing in pots! My "yard" is about 18 by 18 with a huge tree and tons of shade. No room for anything. So I admire everyone else's lilacs! (On the plus side, there is no mowing and minimal weeding - I do have to dead-head a bit!)

Niece said...

Love them! I agree with you on how to say it...lol! The rain pretty much did mine in this weekend :(

Patty said...

Definitely lie-locks . . . (I think so anyway!)

Missouri Michael said...

I'm going to have to agree with your husband on how their name is pronounced. Maybe it's a regional thing...everyone around here calls then lie-lacks. Anyway, I'm jealous that yours are just now blooming. Ours bloomed around a month ago, and now all that is left are the big green bushes to remind us of the beauty they held when the weather started to warm up.

Madison said...

I've just planted a lilac bush in my garden and I look forward to my first bloom. None so far. In the UK they are pronounced, "Lie-Licks".

Melinda9 said...

Mine have been blooming for over a week - the weather has been very cool so I'd hope that would preserve them longer. Now it's been raining since Sun. but they look like they're holding up. And I've always pronounced it like you with the accent on the first syllable. I love them because their season is so short and precious, they're beautiful and the smell is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

they are lie-LACKS! your husband wins!