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Monday, April 29, 2013

Tuesday Muse - Blooming Lilacs


Joining in on Tuesday Muse this week with some photos of my mom's Lilac tree and bush. - I love how beautiful they are but oh that smell really messes with allergies.  Thank goodness I take medication as they can be intoxicating with their fragrant scent.

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What I like most about this shot is the "sun-flare" that I captured as well.  Can you see it?


Look at the size of these blooms.  This is not the common lilac you see most of the time.  This one is a French Hybrid called,  Agincourt Beauty.  It has the largest blooms of all the lilacs and is very fragrant.

Here is a close-up of one of the clusters of blooms.


A couple of years ago I read an add in a magazine about a lilac that bloomed in the spring and then again through part of the summer and into the fall.  I copied the information down and ordered her one from the White Flower Farm.  It's called a,
Bloomerang Lilac.  The first year it only had about 2-3 bloom clusters.  This year it's quite pretty with all the dainty little blooms.  They remind me of bursting fireworks.

This little cluster hadn't fully opened yet when I took this photo.

Same cluster just a couple of days later.  See how dainty the little blossoms are.

What's really fun is that this will bloom again in late summer and early fall. 
I had a little fun playing around with this shot.  I added a texture (Scratched Lens) from Pixel Dust Photo Art and Heart Bokeh and Frame on Pic Monkey.  Enjoy!

27 comments:

  1. I can almost smell them, they're very lovely. And I love your little sunflare capture in the first photo...it's perfect!

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  2. I can practically smell it! So lovely, Ida.

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  3. Lilac flowers are my favorite! :) We had a lot of them in my home town! Thank you for the beautiful pictures!

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  4. We have alot of lilacs and one or two of this color! Gorgeous Ida. Thanks for sharing today. xo

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  5. Very pretty- such a lovely color too.

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  6. Lilacs that bloom through three seasons is awesome. Does the boomerang have the same scent as the others?

    Love me some lilacs.

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  7. Those are gorgeous! Ours have barely begun to bud out.

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  8. They are glorious, Ida! My lilacs aren't even leafed out yet! Are the dogwoods all in bloom there, too?

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  9. Hi, there! It's your lilac sister from Camper! We just bought and planted that Boomerang Lilac and you've got me pumped! Beautiful lilacs, spectacular photos.

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  10. WoW! Absolutely gorgeous lilac. I too love that first shot. I bet you were standing in an ocean of fragrance as you took the pictures!

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  11. I'll swear... I got a whiff of lilac just looking at those beautiful photos. Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers.

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  12. How pretty! I wish I could grow lilacs here, but they don't grow too well here unfortunately. Your photos take me back to my childhood and my grandmother's lilacs in her backyard... xox

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  13. Beautiful lilac blooms! I like the smell but I'll bet it would play havoc with allergies. Love your last shot with the edits! :)

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  14. Ida, your lilacs are beautiful!
    Ours will be a few more weeks yet, but I am waiting patiently for them. :-)

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  15. I fondly remember the lilac tree in our yard from my childhood - so fragrant. You have some beautifully detailed pictures - simply beautiful!

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  16. These photos are gorgeous. This was my late mom's favorite.

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  17. Gorgeous shots, Ida!
    I had a neighbor named Ida, growing up. I've never met anyone with that name again until you commented on my blog!
    I love lilacs.. our spring has been very delayed in northern MN, but they'll bloom eventually.. usually the end of May, so we'll see.
    Oh - and I love the star burst of sunlight in that first shot - I did see it!

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  18. wow, your mom's lilac tree and bush are beautiful!

    how gorgeous your shots are!

    thanks for sharing~

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  19. ...and i love your blog! and its name.

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  20. Soooooo gorgeous! I can almost smell them!

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