Sunday, April 22, 2007

Lovely Looking Lilacs

You visit the earth and water it, You greatly enrich it. ~ Psalm 65:9

One of the things I love most about Spring is LILACS! I love the color! I love the smell! I love seeing them and now, I love that they grow in abundance in my own yard! I feel lucky! I feel blessed! I feel privileged that I have lilacs to enjoy! And because I live in this warm southern town, I get to enjoy them almost a month earlier than I would have where I previously lived further north. Instead of "Mother's Day" lilacs, I get "Birthday" lilacs (as its my birthday this coming Saturday!!) My fave Spring flower for my fave time of year!


He comes forth like a flower and fades away; He flees like a shadow and does not continue. ~Job 14:2

As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes. For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. Psalm 103:15-16


Though they arrive fast, full of color & smell lilacs unfortunately wither & fade just as fast, especially if you cut them to enjoy indoors. It is a good reminder that some of the most beautiful things in life are meant to be enjoyed for just a short time, but if you wait for it & put it off, the moment will truly pass you by.

7 comments:

  1. those are just gorgeous!!!

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  2. *sigh* sigh.... so lovely Becky. Can you believe I'm envious of your lovely lilacs LOL! Your pictures are wonderful and thank you for the great reminder to enjoy today! Your yard looks so pretty - obviously your hard work has paid off. I think it was wonderful of God to deliver fresh lilacs just in time for your birthday!! I await your email regarding our weekly walk... could we just walk around your lilac bushes 60 times and smell their heady scent? (giggle!)

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  3. Becky,
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog earlier! I love your lilacs! Mine are not yet in bloom! Thank you for the reminder of God's simple pleasures!
    Blessings upon you and your family.

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  4. wonderful...I can almost smell them

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  5. What a beautiful post. I love the color purple. Your picture's are wonderful. I promise I am going to write my post on my retreat. I have been working a lot this week. And really have not had time to sit down and do it. I took a lot pictures of the wildflowers I seen there. And there was also a prayer garden that I went to that was just awesome. Thanks for such great pictures.
    Janice

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  6. I too luv lilacs, and they were also a favourite of my mothers too!!

    Your photo's are a joy to view.

    Thank you so much.

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