Monday, April 27, 2009

Lilac Day

I love Spring! One of the most favorite days in Spring is Lilac Day!! Lilac Day is a special day in the Doan house. We never know when it will be but it is the day that the lilac's bloom. On this day we pick several buckets of lilacs and take them to people we love! I still call my away children and exclaim over the phone...It's lilac day! and they know just what that means. This was a different lilac day...being in a wheel chair has totally slowed me down. I did get several bunches in the house and I took one bunch to the shop. That afternoon Jake and his family came over and when I told Jake it was lilac day, the first thing he said was can I take some home? The house will smell like lilacs for days! I love that they remember and love this day like I do!
I often go walking thru meadows of clover
and I gather armfuls of blossoms of blue.
I gather the armfuls the whole meadow over,
dear mother all flowers remind me of you!

I do thank my Mother and Dad for my love of flowers.

I love Spring! This is our Red BUD tree. It is an amazing gift after months of snow!

These flowers were a mystery! I found them on my table and I called several people who I thought might have sent them..but no, not them. Then on Sunday sweet sister Collette Steel said...did you find some flowers on your table? and the mystery was solved! Thank you so much. They are so beautiful and I feel so loved!
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Richardson's Randoms said...
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Richardson's Randoms said...

How beautiful... I too love Lilac Day! We used to have the most beautiful Lilacs when Brent and I were first married. I love, love, love their sweet fragrance. I have yet to get any planted at our current house... so sad... maybe this will be the year.

Love you... your flowers are awesome!

Hopkins said...

Yeah! JD just bought me a lilac bush for our front yard! I only have one small bloom....but hopefully someday it will be as big and full as yours! :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I have 2 lilac trees/bushes. One flowers a full month before the other. But both are late bloomers. I love the smell and flower. I just wish they lasted a bit longer after plucked from the tree. Spring flowers are wonderful.

Jen said...

Oh, I can't just smell them! What a great tradition!