Snapshot Saturday~May 4

Snapshot Saturday is the creation of Alyce at At Home With Books.  We post photos that we or family members have taken, we can’t just grab them from the Internet…what fun would that be?!  Let’s get started!

I live in an old house that was my Grandparent’s house. Everything is old here, including the residents…by age maybe, but not in spirit!  I’ll talk about the Spirits another time.

The floors are old, the refrigerator is old…41 years…and about to bite the dust I’m sad to say.

Even the plants and bushes are old

One of my favorite things has always been the lilac bush that is so far away in my huge yard that I can’t tell from the house if it’s blooming or not.  Sadly, due to some encroachment by other tree like things, the lilac isn’t doing very well.  Year by year, the blooms get fewer and fewer.  I was able to snip some off last week to share with my sister, Ele.  Getting so close to them, smelling their aroma and seeing them right there in front of me, I was taken in by their beauty.

I decided I needed to get some photos of the blooms which might not be blooming too much longer.  I took several shots, but I think this one is the best.



The wind was blowing this day and I actually thought it might be impossible to get a good closeup that was in focus.  I’m very happy with this.

Be sure to stop by at At Home With Books to see some of the other wonderful photos.

Happy Snapshot Saturday!!


40 responses to “Snapshot Saturday~May 4

  1. what a beautiful photo, fran! wish i could catch a whiff of lilac to go along with it…one of my favourite spring scents.
    have a great saturday – i am OFF today (!) and it’s a gorgeous, sunny day here already! going to be a good one!

  2. It looks so pretty – just as pretty as it smells, I can imagine. Thanks for sharing, Fran.

  3. Fran, how picture perfect and love the smell of these.

  4. That is such a lovely shot I can almost smell it on the other side of the world! Our scents are rotting leaf mulch and wood smoke!

  5. That is wonderful! We still are dealing with snow.. no blooms here. I wonder if we will even get them this year?

  6. Oh, I adore the scent of lilacs…and they remind me of old bookish tales I loved in childhood…like Under the Lilacs, by Louisa May Alcott.

    Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

  7. They are very pretty! I’ve tried to take close-ups of flowers in the wind – it’s difficult.

  8. Lilacs are so gorgeous!

  9. Glorious shots. I can almost smell them. Here’s Mine

  10. Oh, nice you have flowers already. Our trees are late this year, they are just starting to bloom.

  11. I love lilacs. I cut two sprigs to enjoy inside..all I thought I could spare. I think I will go out and try for a closeup like you have here. Lovely, by the way.

  12. 41 years for the fridge…clearly built to last!

  13. Such a lovely shot. I imagine it does smell wonderfully too, a shame you can’t see it from the house.

  14. Love your photo. My neighbour has a lilac, and I noticed today that it is just starting to bloom. I think it is a bit later than normal this year because of the cold weather.

  15. Very pretty! Could you move it closer to the house and away from everything else? It would be a shame to lose it.

  16. Can’t wait to smell their fragrance!

  17. redladysreadingroom

    Beautiful picture,lilacs are beautiful and smell heavenly! I hope that you can find a way to save the bush. I’m amazed that your grandparents refrigerator is 41 years old…amazing!!

  18. 41 years! That is pretty crazy…I can’t imagine anything lasting that long anymore, unfortunately.

    Have a great Sunday Fran!

  19. I didn’t know you lived in your grandparents house. That’s pretty cool. Love the photo! Sorry I’ve been mia. I’ve barely had time to blog or read blogs, boo!

  20. I remember a garden we used to have that was full of lilacs. Beautiful.

    The house is not old, nor are the contents. They are matured, and possibly antique, but they are not old.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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