Lilacs in bloom – Capturing the essence of spring, indoors and out.

“The lilac branches are bowed under the weight of the flowers: blooming is hard, and the most important thing is – to bloom. (“A Story About The Most Important Thing”)”
Yevgeny Zamyatin

“Lord Henry went out to the garden and found Dorian Gray burying his face in the great cool lilac-blossoms, feverishly drinking in their perfume as if it had been wine.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray    

“A black cat among roses, phlox, lilac-misted under a quarter moon, the sweet smells of heliotrope and night-scented stock. The garden is very still. It is dazed with moonlight, contented with perfume…”
Amy Lowell

I would say to anyone, cut some lilacs, bring them in the house and put them in a vase. The heady scent of spring and early summer will linger lightly in any room you choose.

About WallFlowerStudiohttps://wallflowerstudio.wordpress.comKaren is a gardener, artist, designer and blogger, offering an online tour of her central Ontario garden, plus some other places, too. The camera is always within reach, and when writing, she may wax philosophical from time to time. ;)

2 thoughts on “Lilacs in bloom – Capturing the essence of spring, indoors and out.

  1. Susanne, thank you! I couldn’t agree more about the scent. Heavenly is the word! I especially relate to the Dorian Gray quote… do like to bury my nose in the florets as often as possible before the blooms are finished. Have a lovely weekend!

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