I probably should have Twittered this...

...but I'm starved for content.

There is a lilac bush just outside the dining room window.
We planted it about ten years ago and, because we are assholes, we ignored the fact that our yard HAS NO SUN.
We live in a cave, people, but we don't let this deter us - oh no, we buy sun loving plants ALL THE TIME, plant them in our dark dark yard and watch them die. Then? We pretend to be shocked.

As this particular lilac bush is ten years old, it has grown to the height of the second floor. It has never bloomed. But this year, at the very tippy top, there are 17 (my special number) lilac flowers just outside my bathroom window.

And, just now, just this minute, whilst researching recipes for tonight's chicken, the gentle scent of lilac has drifted into the dining room where I am sitting.

It is a tiny bit of heaven.

Comments

jenontheedge said…
It might bloom more next spring if you prune it back.

I love the scent of lilacs and they've been particularly wonderful this spring.

And how can you be starved for content if you've posted three times today?
be*mused jan said…
Sitting with my nose pressed up to the computer screen...*just in case.*
Dani said…
**Sniff** I think I can smell them from here!

Oh no. Wait. That's the scent of my dogwoods wafting in the front window. :)
tut-tut said…
Hey, how about a photo?
islaygirl said…
i grew up with lilacs EVERYWHERE and i really miss them here in the desert. sniff them for me.
Badger said…
Well (a) you couldn't have Twittered that anyway because they only give you 140 characters, and (b) HOW WAS THE CHICKEN?
Ree said…
Nothing better than the scent of lilac. Mine are ready to bust out....maybe tomorrow.
Slow and steady really does win the race.
Anonymous said…
The most exciting thing to me about this house when we bought it three years ago, was the fact that there was a hardy lilac in the back yard. I will have to wait a little longer before that heavenly scent comes my way this year.

I can't imagine a better view from a bathroom window than 17 blossoms.
ErinH
paola said…
NEVER give up your hopes. There is an old saying in italian that goes:
"La speranza รจ l'ultima a morire"
hope is the last one to die and I often fidn myself using it.
This morning THEY are telling me I voted already...gotta wait to vote...don't let the lilac go to your head.
Go and VOTE.
Anonymous said…
voting tip
if you go to you local library and use their computers - you can vote twice in one day! : )
paola said…
People, MUST vote...he dropped in 5th place...
Dani said…
I suspect something is amiss. How on Earth did he drop so far in one night??

Somebody is scamming somewhere...





dani3boyzATgmailDOTcom
Ginnie said…
A couple of days ago I walked out of the house and got the first scent of lilacs - yea! We have large old bushes along the back of the property, and they look and smell gorgeous. I'm glad you persevered!
might I add...? said…
I was just talking to the guy at the garden center about my lilac not blooming, and he said if it's too dry during the summer, it won't bloom the next spring. Also, they like "sweet soil," which evidently means I need to add lime to the soil here. Maybe you do, too?

Good luck. I love lilacs.