“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.
2 thoughts on “Lilacs in bloom – Capturing the essence of spring, indoors and out.”
I love this time of year for the scent of lilacs everywhere. Heavenly, as is your selection of quotes on this sublime aroma.
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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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