Discovering Lilacs and a Tribute to Betty
This past week brought lovely weather to the Seattle area, and
even though I still confess to loving the rain, there's just something about
the sunshine here that's so wonderful this time of year!
It's so much fun being outside, working in your garden, seeing your
neighbors out and about, sharing seeds, ideas, flowers, and
maybe a "happy hour" on the deck, in the sunshine admiring our
days work. :-)
(my first little garden...lettuce, sweet pea, basil, onion, and cumber)
Just two doors down is a lovely and heavily blossomed Lilac tree,
belonging to Bob & Betty.
(Sadly, Betty passed away last year, but always loved to
share her lilac blossoms.)
My neighbor asked if I wanted to walk down there with her
and cut a handful of "Betty's flowers."
Talk about one of life's simple pleasures!
There I was, strolling down the ally in my flip flops with a handful of
lilacs that I cut from a tree!
For me, it felt like pure bliss!
(remember, I grew up in the Nevada desert..."lilac" to me was a
scent that a candle had.)
I'm only sorry I didn't get to know Betty more before she passed.
I am enjoying my lovely bouquet so much, and
what a lovely memory of our neighbor and friend.
The scent of the lilac is so powerful, I thought I had a candle
burning when I walked into my studio.
I think I found a new, favorite flower to love.
(well...that is until the blue hydrangeas come out again!)
Still trying to paint stuff. :-)
Need work on my drawing skills.
Thank you for being here, and sharing my discoveries!
Happy weekend to you,