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I love the Lord and my big crazy family. My husband and I have been together for 42 1/2 years. I am a mother of two grown children and a grandmother to four biological grandchildren and six others. I own and operate my own home care business primarily for the elderly. Many sites have been sold or did upgrades which messed up back links, if you find a broken link let me know and I will fix it.I have written online articles for Bubblews, Seekyt, TopicSpotter and Triond. You may still find some of my articles on Ehow/Demand Studio.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Lilacs

According to Telefora.com, “The story of lilac, according to Greek mythology, begins with a beautiful nymph named Syringa (lilac’s botanical name).  Captivated by her beauty, Pan, the god of the forests and fields, chased Syringa through the forest.  Frightened by Pan’s affections, Syringa escaped him by turning herself into an aromatic bush – the flower we now refer to as lilac.”  They go on to explain, “In the language of flowers, purple lilacs symbolize the first emotions of love, while white lilacs represent youthful innocence.”

I simply love lilacs as they look so pretty and smell so good. It is a shame the season of the lilac bush is so short. They come out in the spring giving us all a little hope of better weather and then they are gone.

 










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7 comments:

  1. I love the background info on these and what special flowers. These shots are so lovely.

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  2. These are just beautiful. I love the smell of lilacs.

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  3. The season is very short but I enjoy every minute that the lilacs are in bloom. Ours are gone for this year. Beautiful photos.

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  4. I love lilacs too. Too bad they don't last long. But this year I found a boomerang lilac in our local nursery that would rebloom in summer till fall or frost. So I bought one but have to buy more since I love the lilac smell specially at night. Happy weekend!

    Orchid

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  5. I so agree about lilac season being too short! The fragrance is just heavenly!!

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  6. Wonderful little story and you are right about the lilacs. They go so quickly but smell so fragrant while they are here.

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  7. They are truly beautiful. It puts a smile on my face. :)

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