Sunday, April 17, 2016

Lilacs & Other Signs of Spring

Lilacs are one of my most favorite flowers, their scent is intoxicating!  I have always wanted my own lilac bush and I finally got one.  This weekend the lilacs were ready to be trimmed and brought inside the house to fill it with that amazing lilac smell.
I spotted this cute little black bunny in the back pasture on Friday night and he is still around.  Trying to get pictures of him has proved difficult because he doesn't know what to think of me and the dogs don't know what to think about him! 
Darker color lilacs in the living room in tiny bulb vases. 
The cows are back in the pasture, different ones from last fall.  There are 3 and this little baby is so cute.  He likes to let you know that he is there with the cutest moooo you've ever heard.  There is also a big red cow who is the "mama" to this one and a hairy little bull with the sweetest horns.  One of these days I will get a picture of all 3 of them. There are little piglets out back too but their location makes it hard to get a picture of them, but don't worry, I will!
Lilacs in a square vase on the mantle look and smell lovely. 
Since this Spring and Summer will be spent working on our house, camping will probably not be happening until at least next year.  So Cody set up a camp spot in the front yard that feels just like being in the mountains.  I am sure we will have some sleep overs out there so that we won't miss camping too much! 
Lilacs in a vintage carafe in the bedroom are a must! 
Another thing I have always wanted was a clothes line and this house had one.  It's not the one I want, but it's the one I have for now.  I hung some sheets up this morning and Cody is already out there building me a bigger and better one! 
I am so happy Spring is here!

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Jennifer said...

Your spring pictures look SO wonderful! It seems you live in a delightful place!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hi Trisha, love your spring photos. The sweet little face too.Your Lilacs are beautiful and do make a home smell so fresh and nice. The black bunny is adorable. I haven't seen a black one before. have a lovely week and thanks for sharing at DI&DI.

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Wow your lilac are beautiful and the clothesline is bringing back some great memories of that wonderful smell of clean sheets dried outside.

Karen Del Tatto said...

Thank you for sharing this refreshing post!

It's the simple things that yield great joy. You have captured the simplicity of spring with such beauty.

Thank you so much for sharing. :-)

Debby Goes Shabby said...


Love that clothes line girl! So shabby, can't wait to figure out how to get one up, I hated hanging clothes out growing up! Planted two lilac bushes both got cut down! Gotta try again, rigt? Spring is here, Yay!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Trisha, your home must smell amazing with all those bouquets of lilacs. I love seeing cows in the pasture and I know what you mean about the babies. I used to love patting the babies at my Grampy's farm. My clothes line is broken so I have to get a new one up. Boy, do I ever miss it too. Thanks for sharing and linking up with me.


Laura said...

What a treat to find your blog this evening.
And the lilacs- how beautiful!

I hope you will share this this week at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
Just stop by my blog Thursday to join in. We would love to have you.

Enjoyed visiting,
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JES said...

I LOVE your lilacs and lovely linens on the clothesline!! I am very much hoping to have those pretty flowers on our place soon! In the meantime, I do enjoy hanging clothes out to dry in the sweet sun! :) Thank you for sharing this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

handmade by amalia said...

Such a lovely post. It seems to me that spring is extra wonderful this year.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Thank you for sharing your photos with us at Talk of the Town. I see visions of spring everywhere!

Stacey said...

Your lilacs are so pretty! I'm really pretty jealous of them. We don't grow them here in Texas...or I've never seen them. I've heard people say that crepe myrtles are the Texans version of lilacs without the smell. ;)

Camping in the little camper sounds kind of romantic to me.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh I love Lilacs! I have 6 bushes. Three are dwarf and they and two others are in bud. My Frech one blooms later. Love how you've placed them all around your home. Heavenly! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Did you say Idaho??? Well, if you did we might just have something in common, because that is where I grew up and still have a small farm there:)
Love and miss Lilacs SO much, I long for them, this time of the year every year!
SO beautiful-if I can't grow them, I'll pin them!
Thanks so much for joining us today at TOHOT!

Laura said...

I all so use a clothesline too.
It is still cold here so no flowers here ,nice to see

Debby Goes Shabby said...

Love your clothes line! I plan to put one up soon.


Decor To Adore said...

Oh I wish there was a smell button. What an absolute delight this post is!!! Thank you so very much for joining the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

bj said...

I love these sweet smelling did my mama.
When we had our tiny camper, the grands would come to spend the night and we'd sleep in the camper...such fun...even in our back yard. lol

Sandi Magle said...

Ah, sheets on the line! Hoping to get some out here in Chicagoland this week. Nothing is better than fresh air. Your critters are all adorable.
Thanks for sharing, Sandi

The Charm of Home said...

Your lilacs are beautiful! I know they smell good too! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Art and Sand said...

I too love spring.

Thanks for sharing all your beautiful photos with SYC.

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