Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Springtime Delight


~ Fresh cut, lovely smelling lilacs on the dining room table ~

14 comments:

  1. This post made me happy...and sad.:-( Our lovely lilacs, which were due to bloom this year, bit the dust with the three freezes we had here recently. It was heartbreaking to go outdoors the next day and see the blooms all withered and dropped. We shall have to wait two years to hopefully see them again.

    But I'm glad that somebody got to enjoy them, Sarah! And I can enjoy them vicariously through your blog!:-)

    ~ Betsy

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  2. This blog makes me want to move to th country and start a whole new life living in a more simple and refreshing manner. I was raised in the country and I truly miss is...visiting this blog is my own little way of returning, if only for a moment :)

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  3. What lovely lilacs, Sarah! I imagine their fragrence is delightful. Seeing fresh-cut flowers in the house always makes me smile!

    From the previous post...Yes, I make all of our salsa fresh, as it is so simple and quite delicious. It is a staple in our fridge between June and September. Ingredients include: chopped tomatoes (usually Romas or whatever is plentiful), minced onion, minced jalapeno, minced garlic (or garlic paste), hearty amount of fresh chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice. Of course, the amounts vary depending on the batch size and the taste palate of those consuming it. I tend to make enough to store in a 32 oz. Ball plastic freezer jar since it disappears within a few days.

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  4. We're enjoying those, too! We have two HUGE old (mature) lilac bushes in the front yard (love the person who planted them, years ago), and this year has been *the* year for them. They are both full of blooms, and as a result, they are full of bees, hummingbird moths, and butterflies. I've taken sooo many pictures of them! :) And just walking by the bushes is such a wonderful experience, with their delicious fragrance.

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  5. Lilacs already, how beautiful. There is nothing quite as fresh as the perfume.

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  6. That's beautiful lilac flowers Sarah!

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  7. Oh...how pretty!! I'm so glad that we have a lilac bush this year...it was fun taking lots of pictures of them.

    *hugs*

    Bethany

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  8. I am sorry to hear that your lilacs were damaged by the freezes, Betsy! It would have been sad seeing the blooms all withered like that. At least your bush wasn’t damaged, though, so you will be able to enjoy the blooms in future years! And even though you weren’t able to enjoy your own lilacs, at least you were able to enjoy them through photos. :)

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  9. The country is a wonderful place to live, Optimistic Existentialist . . . there is no place like it! And I’m glad that your visits here have been able to bring back good memories.

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  10. Their fragrance was delightful, Renee! Like you, fresh-cut flowers in the house always make me happy, too. :)

    Thank you for sharing about your salsa! I’ll have to try making some fresh this year as it sounds delicious.

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  11. How nice that you have two big lilac bushes right in your front yard, Joy! What a blessing. And it must have been such a treat to be able to see so many different types of insect life on them as well. I know what you mean about simply walking by the bushes being a wonderful experience! During our bush's peak blooming, I always had to stop and enjoy it whenever I walked by. So pleasant!

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  12. They were, Elizabeth! And I would agree . . . there is nothing quite as fresh as their scent. It is delightful!

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  13. They were beautiful, Leah! We certainly enjoyed them. :)

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  14. It is fun taking pictures of them, Bethany! I am glad that you were able to enjoy your lilac bush so much this year. By the way, thank you for your sweet comment! It brightened my day to hear from you again. :)

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