If there are any flowers I like nearly as much as roses, they would have to be lilacs. In our yard there is just one lilac bush, and it struggles to provide us with these beautiful and aromatic blooms. Probably it doesn't receive enough sunlight, or fertilizer, or something, because we're doing good to get a couple little bunches of tiny flowers.
Their scent is just heavenly. Too bad this isn't a scratch and sniff screen so you could enjoy them with me! Glory! A few days, and they'll be gone. It's probably just a tad warm for lilacs here in sunny, South Carolina.
See that yellow powder on the leaves? No exaggeration, here. EVERY thing in our yard is fairly covered in fine yellow pine pollen. NO thing....plant, animal or man, escapes wearing this yellow blanket of dust every spring. Thankfully it only lasts about a week. And a good spring rain, which we are expecting this evening, should wash it all away for another 51 weeks, or so.
Oh! The dainty smocked baby dress is coming along nicely. I thought I'd give you a sneak peek since I keep mentioning it. I snapped this picture right after I finished pleating it. I've made a lot of progress since this was taken. Another few rows of smocking, a neckband, placket, and hem are all this lacks now. I'd been working on this outside in the sunshine, until the heavy pollen drove me inside to finish. Don't want this covered in yellow powder.
So, what are you doing on these warm, Spring days?