The lilac is one of my very favorite flowers. The scent is heavenly. This particular lilac bush (below) was a start from a bush we brought with us when we moved from our former home. It was just a very small bush for years and I had almost given up hope that it would ever bloom, but after 20 years it finally has reached a good size and is blooming nicely this year. Most lilacs have "shoots" that grow up around the base of the original bush and they are very easy to dig up and start...usually. I'm not quite sure what took this particular one so long to get going.
My wish is that they would bloom all summer, as well as the beautiful redbud trees and other spring bloomers.
The tree just above is the same as the one before it, just taken in the light of the setting sun behind me.
This large oak tree is in the "Back 6" as we like to call it. Just to the right of it was another oak of the same size at one time. During a severe storm, several years ago, that was so bad we had even gone to the basement, we were looking out the back window watching in amazement as the trees were nearly bent over and just happened to witness the wind take down one of the mighty oaks. It was quite a sight and later on when the storm died down and we went to view the aftermath of the crash, we could see inside the enormous trunk...it was hollow.
It's not funny really, but sometimes you just have to laugh...we seem to bring bad luck to oak trees. At our previous home, we had a large oak that got some kind of borers in it and it died and had to be cut down. The same thing happened here to another large oak we had between our house and the building we own next to it and it had to be cut down. Then the storm took out one of the mighty oaks in our pasture! What's going on?
As you can see by the photos, the weather here this week has been wonderful. Hope you are enjoying great spring weather where ever you are!
Until next time...