Make sure and take time to stop and smell the lilacs this weekend! As a dog, I don’t find the lilac scent real interesting, but every year I sniff around trying to figure out what humans find so appealing about these flowers. Mom doesn’t enjoy sniffing dead critters, which I can’t understand either. Sometimes I think we are totally different animals!
Many of the lilac bushes lost their flowers in all the rain and wind we had, but our bushes are just now coming into bloom and we have the smell of lilac in the air! Luckily, my nose can separate that out and I can smell the critters. It would be devastating if the critter smell was totally covered up!
Look at this sad little lilac tree back in 2009. As a matter of fact, all our landscaping looked pretty small back then! How times have changed! The path to our front door looks more like a path through a jungle these days!
That little tree grew and grew, and is now Mom’s pride and joy of all the plants/trees in our yard. It’s so big, she can’t even spy on the neighborhood because it blocks her view! When we walk out the front door, the smell of lilacs whacks us right in the nose! I guess it’s good for Mom to finally have something she enjoys sniffing! Do you love the smell of lilacs?
I’m joining Da DB Boyz for Flower Friday today!