I did promise no more crab apple blossom photos.
I didn't say a thing about lilacs.
Last year we planted three tiny lilac shrubs on the east side of our house, right next to our driveway. There has never been anything planted there except our a/c unit which, as you might imagine, is way more functional than it is attractive. The idea with these fast-growing plants is that we'll have some early spring color and then full lush landscaping the rest of the summer, camouflaging the otherwise stark and utilitarian side of the house.
Last year when we planted them they hadn't bloomed. So imagine our surprise when we saw these tiny buds burst into rich purple blooms this weekend.
I keep running outside and staring at them and bending over to stick my head in them. I'm pretty sure my neighbors think I'm nuts already, so this probably confirms it. (And prepare yourself for more photos, because I'm so not done yet.)
It was a busy weekend that was kick-started with a sleepover for the 13 year old (dinner for 6 'teens' at the Cheesecake Factory, home to a movie which put them to sleep during, and back up for pancakes...) and included a zoo trip for Fidget, progress in reorganization of the sewing room, some Twelve Square sewing and another maternity skirt. Throw in a trip to Lowe's, the park with the green slides, and Sunday Burger Night, and you've pretty much got the picture. Busy and good.
Left:the azaleas are about to bloom in the front of the house. Yay! They should look delicious against the new gray paint.
Happy new week everyone... Hope your weekend was full, too. xo