Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

Peeping Tom

I have two lilac bushes, one soft white and one rich purple. Both are now showing their buds like small bunches of grapes held swaddled in a cradle of leaves.

Soft white lilac

Deep purple lilac

They are bravely peeping out of their protective buds parading themselves to the elements. The white bush has already had one of its would be blossoms damaged by frost. You can see on the right-hand side the brown tinges where the green ball has been burnt by the crisp cold. It would be an unusual year if we didn't have any more frosts before May . . . will I have any remaining lilac blossoms from my two peeping Tom's?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Kloggers said...

Thank you for your lovely comment about my blog. Blog sharing appears to be making the world a smaller place and bringing everyone much closer together.

Tai Chi Mamma said...

Oooohhh, I love lilacs! They smell heavenly. One of the fragrances that I'm enjoying here at home, is night blooming jasmine. It's everywhere this time of year. I just take a breath and sigh. Spring is so wonderful!!

ericat said...

Enjoyed your blog. The colors of the photos are really good. Our lines are so slow I could not see all that I wanted to see.
greetings from South Africa. I will be back.

Kloggers said...

Ericat - thank you for your lovely comment. It is lovely to see the additions people make to their blogs in between visits. No doubt yours will expand ... and if it is cold here I shall perhaps be able to feel the warmth from your blog. :o)

Omykiss said...

buds are like promises ... I hope yours come to fruition ... or to flowers perhaps in this case :)

Meghna said...

Lovely pictures! I love the white lilac! They are so beautiful :D

Tera Rose said...

ooooooooo I am jealous!

we won't see buds like that on my lilacs until May.

beautiful pictures you have here!

dru said...

elow there... thx for visiting my blog... take care :D

Jennifer Robin said...

Your lilacs are looking better than mine. I sure hope they still bloom this year; we've had some pretty hard and late frosts as well.

Beetle said...

I am reading your blog with hailstones pouring down! Our weather is so unpredictable we are nervous to do any planting yet.

Your photos make it feel like spring even if the weather doesn't :O)