Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Inhaling lilacs

We arrived this past Saturday in Rockport with temperatures in the 90's!  
In the 90's!
You would have thought we were in Florida.

 But things have settled back to normal and temps are now pleasant again.
A bit chilly in the mornings as Maine should be, warming up to 
the mid-70's by afternoon.
Perfect!

 I have filled my bird feeders and it only took a few days for feathered friends to discover them.
Yesterday, I planted a dozen or so hostas (love love love hostas), potted some flowers,
weeded, or rather began to weed, my rock garden,
took a bike ride, 
and even squeezed in some photo time.
Of dinghies.  Dinghies, dinghies, everywhere.
The older, the better character they display.
Sort of like us.

 The lupines are blooming and they are gorgeous. 


As are the lilacs.  
For the first time in my adult life, I finally have a lilac bush.
Its fragrance fills my senses with warm memories
of childhood on my grandparent's farm.


Better wrap up for now.  There is a huge to-do list 
waiting for my attention.

And all I really want to do is inhale lilacs!


32 comments:

Arija said...

The perfume of lilacs transports me back to happy times too. There was a hedge of massive lilacs at my grandparents place . . .
I too am weeding but a square yard a day is more than is good for this ageing body.
Enjoy your time in Maine and think of me when you dig into one of those luscious crayfish.

Brian Miller said...

nice...love the pic of the pier up front looking out across the water...i could sit there forever...smiles....ah i can smell the lilacs from my own memory...sounds like a good start to me...

grammie g said...

HI Reena...Welcome back, and it was some darn hot,liking the weather now!!
Your boat shots are typical Maine coast made inviting!!
Lupines are just the most gorgeous wildly grown, and lilacs yummy smelling!!
Enjoy!!
Grace

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely photos, Reena.

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

One day I will have to return to my birthplace, Maine. Your dinghy shots are awesome. Enjoy the cool days. We are stuck in the 90s from now until fall. Ugh.

bill lisleman said...

they do smell good.
Have a dinghy day.

Daryl said...

i can smell them from here! xo

Sylvia K said...

Lilacs and their fragrance are among my special favorites! Wonderful captures of a beautiful place as well! Hope your week is going well, Reena!!

Kerri said...

Nothing better than inhaling lilacs!! Great captures! Have FUN!!

Tabor said...

Wish I was there. Your photos really convey the beauty.

TexWisGirl said...

totally jealous on the lilacs. loved the boats in the water ripples.

Evelyn S. said...

Another beautiful "travelogue" of your "places," Reena! The dinghies make such wonderful photo subjects, and your flower images are beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

I love the scent of lilacs too, I wish the blooms would last all summer! Pretty shots of the water and the dinghies!

Madi and Mom said...

Reena
Such lovely photos as usual....OH MY Gracious 90's in NE in June. I hope this is just a short heat wave. I hear there isn't a lot of a/c in homes up there.
Hugs madi and mom

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Looks like such a beautiful place! You caught it perfect. Too bad about the heat.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

At least you are by the water to cool off if need be. Your lupine and lilacs are gorgeous Reena.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i bet those lilacs are so great to breathe in ... nice!! i love your views. great reflection. gorgeous blooms ... so enjoy your share here.

we were in Rockport just the other week. too cool! ( :

rainfield61 said...

A long to-do-list.

Your every minute is fully occupied.

ladyfi said...

How very fragrant and gorgeous! Enjoy.

ds said...

So lucky you! Love the turquoise and yellow dinghies so peaceful on the water. And lilacs! Gorgeous. Can smell them from here. Ahhhh...

simply bev said...

Lovely dinghy photos and yes, the scent of lilacs...wonderful!

Marcie said...

Lucky you to spend your summers in Rockport!! There's nothing like the smell of lilacs with that of the ocean. Enjoy!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I do love lilacs too--And I hope you've found more time to enjoy them! I know rain is finding its way to you, so stay warm (cold here in VA) and I hope you have a lovely weekend!!

Mark said...

The photos of your wooden boats remind me of a Monet painting. Beautiful.

Linda R said...

The 70's sound perfect. It was way to hot here in the desert. Your photos are beautiful. Enjoy your busy time my friend.

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice photos! Out of the pan and into the fire!

Hilary said...

It looks like such a perfect spot. I love lilacs too. I could almost smell yours.

bon bon said...

lovely... :)

Mandy Southgate said...

What beautiful photos! We're also by the seaside and it was also sunny on the weekend. Alas, it is cloudy and rainy now!

Michael Manning said...

Enjoyable and soothing photos with a tale that places us right there with you! :)

Along These Lines ... said...

Great boat photos with colors, light/shade.

GailO said...

wonderful, wonderful photos! Those lupines! Enjoy your summer!