Sunday, May 8, 2011

Lilacs and Love

Although not everyone has a biological child, everyone on earth had a mother, and today is the day we celebrate motherhood and mothering-love in the US in the form of "Mother's Day."  

To my mom, sisters, mother-in-law, friends with kids, beloved moms-of-my-heart, and to all the women with biological offspring, adopted little ones, fur-babies, beloved nieces, nephews and family members that are as loved as children, children of the heart, and even students, I wish you a very happy Mother's Day!  

This day of celebration usually falls right around when my lilac hedges are in full bloom, so I thought it would be nice to share some of these gorgeous flowers today as my Mother's Day card to everyone, along with a little update on my knitting at the end of the post.

The true 'lilac' varieties with a bluish cast are my favorites, and almost done blooming in my yard.

The mauve-pink lilacs are plentiful and pretty also.  

White lilacs are exquisite in both form and scent. 

Elsewhere in my garden, the little snap pea vines got a late start, but are making great gains against a backdrop of garlic. 

And it looks like we will eventually have some strawberries of our own.  

I haven't been writing here as much as I'd like lately, in part because I haven't been knitting as much as I'd like due to various life issues; however, I did finish FOUR (Yay!!!) knitting projects and a few crochet items and I'm hoping to start posting about those in upcoming days.  Thanks for reading, and I'll be back soon with photos and details of my knitting projects and soon-to-be-released pattern updates. 


  1. Thank you Robin for the post and Happy Mothers Day to you and you loved ones :-))
    Lilacs have to be one of my favorite flowers. My maternal grandparents garden had lots of them and lilacs evoke many pleasant memories of my childhood :-)))

  2. Thank you Diana, for the sweet wishes and reminiscences of your grandparents' lilacs. I too, have a special memory associated with their beautiful scent. :>)

  3. En France same beauty and name our garden thy are in different colors and parfums....
    Greetings Anett

  4. Happy Mother's Day to you too! And those lilacs are just plain lovely. Such beautiful colors.


  5. Greetings Anett and Lina, thank you so much for the nice comments and wishes. :)