Now for something completely different…

It seems that no sooner have I finished with one bunch of administrative tasks that I have been putting off for weeks, then it’s time for the next lot to arrive.  I would also like someone to tell me why they always arrive in bunches, like grapes, rather than in single digestible fruits?

However, I still managed to find time to stop and smell the flowers.

The cherry tree in our garden is nearly done with its blossoms, but my favourite flowers are out now:

Yes, lilacs.  I love them in all shapes, colours and forms.  Although I do have a preference for white lilac.

There is something about their scent that no synthetic perfume can capture.  I could set up tent under their canopy for two weeks every year.

And perhaps that is the reason for their magic and attraction: their transcience.  Like camellias or cherry blossoms, blink (or go away on holiday) and you miss them!

So enjoy them while you can. In spite of the rain and clouds.

Writing can wait.  No, I don’t mean that!  But admin tasks perhaps…

Here’s a last one, for luck.

I’ve found my dream location for thinking about writing as well.  Now, if that swing were surrounded by lilac bushes, you know where you could find me for the next couple of weeks!




10 thoughts on “Now for something completely different…”

  1. I love lilacs. We had one in our yard when I was a kid and I used to bring them in to my teacher, the stems held in tin foil. Sweet memories. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. How lovely your garden looks – I too am drowning in administrative tasks just now, so know how you feel – but a walk in the garden just after a rain fall always lifts my spirits and takes me back to work … just that bit harder! 🙂

  3. Beautiful. I understand the weight of administrative tasks. I’ve got a lot of exams to grade and final grades to compile. Ah, well.

  4. The photos are beautiful. We are in the height of lilac season here. The pounding rain enhances their smell–could the lightning help, too? My husband and I often speculate if stealing them makes them smell even better!

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