May-lilac time-lilac photos

In May it's lilac time.
Lilacs are blooming everywhere, in gardens and roadsides.
Tall shrub or tree lilacs, their blossoms fill the air with their sweet scent for quite a distance.
Light purple, lilac or dark burgundy, lilac flowers are the inspiration for many poems, song lyrics and even festivals.
Blooming lilacs
Lilac close-up
When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd,
And the great star early droop'd in the western sky in the night,
I mourn'd, and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring.

Ever-returning spring, trinity sure to me you bring,
Lilac blooming perennial and drooping star in the west,
And thought of him I love.
White lilac
Purple lilac close-up
Lilac (Syringa) is a member of the olive family (Oleaceae) and native to southeastern Europe to eastern Asia.

Trees and shrubs of  a contrasting color, like yellow Forsythia and  Laburnum tree with bright yellow flower clusters,  in the neighborhood of a purple lilac tree will create an impression of vibrancy and excitement in the landscape.

18 comments:

Autumn Belle said...

Lovely flowers that reminds me of hydrangeas too.

Unknown said...

Wonderful lilacs pictures!!
Every spring..
Colours and scent of lilac
Fill my garden with sunshine
And my face has a happy smile
- Cheers.

eileeninmd said...

I just love the purple lilacs. They are beautiful!

Noel Morata said...

aloha,

a real beautiful flower, i love lilacs and this one has a nice color white and lavendar, i can almost smell them all the way to hawaii :)


thanks for sharing today

Kilauea Poetry said...

Maia, the words are just beauiful with the tree and photos- magnificient in all it's bloom!! What amazing color..the smell must be heady!
Regina-

DeniseinVA said...

Spectacular lilacs and a lovely post. Thanks for sharing.

Victoria said...

Wonderfully Gorgeous! Lovely!

Kathy said...

There's nothing quite so sweet and dainty as a lilac, is there?

SandyCarlson said...

Our lilac is out, too. Very sweet and beautiful.

Anonymous said...

your photos are beautiful....now i know what i've been photographing lol....i could smell them but i thought it was jasmine, then i didn't see the jasmine.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous lilac images - thanks for sharing!

JJ said...

Lilac flowers take me straight back to my childhood. I can smell those blooms.Love the double white
JJ

SandyCarlson said...

Your lilacs are really gorgeous!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I love liliacs, I first saw them after a cold cold Canada.

lyptis said...

Pretty pictures.
I think i can actually smell the flowers!

EG CameraGirl said...

Here, I think, lilacs don't grow into tree, just shrubs. They are absolutely stunning as trees!

fini mahadami said...

wow! I would love to have this in my garden!! i simply love the flowers!!

~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Beautiful lilac! They must smell wonderful!

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