See what these friends have noticed this week:
Maggie: Farmers Wife Day By Day
Eileen: In My Playroom
This week all the lilacs are in full blooming glory. Such a heady scent with these flowers. Lilacs seem to be a staple planting for all the local old farm steads & many have gone rather wild & form huge groves. It seems as long as no one cuts the flowers, the bush is covered from ground to sky in flowers. There seems to be three prominent colours; purple, mauve & white. One of our down the road neighbours has a row of white lilacs which is quite stunning. When the next door neighbours cut down all their lilac shrubs I noticed a few suckers sprouting up on my side of the fence. I debate whether to keep or not. They can grow to be quite large. And while we are talking lilacs, do you say lilac which sounds like li lock or lilac which sounds like li lack?
Where there were Grandmothers, there was always lilacs ... Laura Mill