Friday, June 10, 2011

lilacs







In vase, I preferred them still in bud. More sculptural. But the double whites were highly photogenic.

Aside from the bunch I gathered still in buds, they did not last more than a day.

8 comments:

Laeli said...

They are so lush and full!

Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot said...

Aww I love the tinkerbell lilacs. Aren't they so cute? The white ones are definitely my favourite of your loot too. So fluffy and classy. I wish there was a neglected neighbourhood bush I could abscond with some lilacs too.

GALaxy said...

Lael: I know! I'll have to steal some more next week ;)

Lindsey: These weren't in my neighbourhood at all! They're about a 10 minute walk from my place (as the crow flies). Just go for a random walk outside your usual zone and don't forget to bring a bag and some clippers. You'll see some poking through a fence somewhere! I didn't even spot mine until we drove past them.

Dream of cakes said...

Beautiful flowers! Very beautiful photos!! Thanks for sharing!

my spatula said...

your lilacs are simply gorgeous!! one of my all-time favorites...

Deborah said...

I love lilacs! You are so lucky! It is way to hot to have lilacs here. What beautiful photographs, too

GALaxy said...

Eftychia: Thanks! If I could post a dozen more photos, I totally would.

My Spatula: Thank you, but they're not mine! I "lifted" some that were growing near a walking path. And once I realized the whites were doubles, I couldn't stop cutting them. They only last so long! They should be enjoyed by someone at least.

TCFO: I had no idea lilacs weren't something that could grow everywhere! Here, they're almost like a weed if left untended.

Deborah said...

A weed???? Oh how I wish we had lilac weeds. Or just lilacs would be so so nice!