Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Lilac Bush in Spring City, Tennessee

I think everybody knows by now my husband lives in Rockwood during the week and I go to visit a couple of times a week. On top of that we don't work the same shift, so even when I do go we only see each other during his lunch hour. Added to that, there is no internet service at the house, so no blogging time. I do now have a laptop, and sometimes I do take it with me. If I am meeting him in Spring City for lunch (instead of him coming to the house) I will drive around in Spring City to see what is photograph worthy. Last Friday morning I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't find anything...and thinking if I was in Knoxville I could travel the Dogwood Trails and it would be gorgeous. I was a little surprised that there were not more absolutely gorgeous yards in the little town of Spring City. So I decided to go to Veterans Park to search for my buddy, the Great Blue Heron. No luck there either. Oh, but coming back from the park I spot this lilac bush. And a great little pull off to park at. So I am on the side walk taking photos of the lilac bush and out walks this older gentleman with a real frown on his face, staring straight at my car. Caught, yet again. I speak up and tell him it is my car and I am photographing his lilac bush. Change of heart immediately, he showed me around to the other flowers in his yard. Told me to tell Jimmy to come dig me a start of the lilac bush, showed me he had little starts growing under the bush.

If you have never smelled a lilac bush, it is worth getting caught for.
Almost smells as good as Wisteria. Doesn't have as many bees as the Wisteria.
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15 comments:

Darla said...

That's a neat little story. I have always wanted to have a lilac, never even seen one.

Lynne said...

I've never smelled wisteria but I sure do love lilacs. I'm glad you were able to calm the gentleman's worries. It was sweet of him to offer the new shoots to you. It always amazes me how much people will open up if we just chat a bit.

George said...

I hope Jimmy will take the gentlemen up on his offer -- lilacs look and smell wonderful. I sure do like your pictures.

Dorothy said...

Great Lilac pictures!! Love the smell, also. I moved and left a bush that had begun to have flowers. Take the man up on the sprouts!

Shellmo said...

Purple pretty perfect!!
(Now try saying that again 10 times fast! LOL!)

Rose said...

They are beautiful! I can sit and look at mine while I surf the web.

Mildred said...

Lovely pictures. One of my favorite fragrances.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, I'm trying to work through my comments---and don't know if I will ever catch up. I am just starting with today's posts--and then checking out older posts as I have time. Yipes!!!! ha

Love the Lilac blooms. I do love smelling those bushes. They aren't blooming yet up here.. In fact, most of our trees are still bare!!! Spring is coming LATE to us.

We are glad to be home.. It was a wonderful trip --just getting to see my son and family. BUT--the weather was horrible. Oh Well!!!!

I'm going to check through some of your older blog posts.
Hugs,
Betsy

The Early Birder said...

Beautiful & I can smell the scent all the way over here.

Bird Girl said...

Lilacs smell divine! They are so short lived but they are so worth it! I have several in my yard and just can't get enough! Many people in the south can't enjoy lilac because they need a cold time or they won't bloom. Your pictures show just how beautiful they are - glad this fella decided to show off his collection!

Susie said...

It looks like a beauty. I have never smelled one, I don't think anyway.

Anyhoo you better get your hubbie over there right away to dig one up. That was nice of the gentleman to show you around.

Connie said...

Beautiful photos - could not pic a fav. I can smell them too - almost makes me heady!

Natural Moments said...

Lilacs are such confident flowers. They can brighten up any day with their presence. Very delightful.

lisaschaos said...

Beautiful lilacs too! You're killing me! I am breathing deeply and just smelling my dogs - ew! Dreaming of lilacs and wisteria.

Pam said...

These are beautiful lilacs. I really love the next to last picture, the coloring is gorgeous.

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