The rain and wind haven't let up for days here, and although it makes it hard to get outside to mow the grass, the spring flowers are loving life these days.
The lilac bush we planted last spring is rewarding us with a handful of blossoms that smell like heaven.
And columbine flowers in shades of deep purple and magenta are spreading like wildfire in our front flower bed, even with the weeds trying to take their place. Hang in there columbine...when the rain ends we'll come to your rescue!
I ventured out during a break in between downpours today to cut a few of these lovely blossoms to brighten my house and fill my senses. There is nothing quite like the scent of a fresh lilac bloom...it makes my heart skip a beat and reminds me of my grandmother who loved lilacs as much as I do.
I think flowers are medicine for the soul. And though I would probably never fill my home with purple or even lavender furnishings or accessories, I still love the color and enjoy having my own little purple haze each spring as these regal colors fill my garden, and ultimately my vases.
Do you have a favorite color springtime blossom?