Saturday, 1 May 2010

May Day lilac

It took me completely by surprise.
I smelt the perfume first
whilst bent double in the weed bed.
Seemingly overnight,
there it was in full bloom.

I must bring some in tomorrow.

And arrange it like Konstantin Alekseevich Korovin did in 1915  
with lemons.


  1. I just noticed, yesterday, that my lilacs were in bloom. Bliss!

    I am coveting that painting -- a nice way to keep lilacs year-round. Do you also know a good wisteria painting?

  2. It's not just lilacs that creep up on you unawares - my garden has suddenly filled with bluebells and orange poppies - seemingly in the blink of an eye!

    Lovely painting, Lucille. Am off to Google the artist now.

  3. The Lilac has "snuck up" this year, hasn't it? I commented only yesterday morning that next doors' lilacs have suddenly sprung into flower....

  4. I have a white and a deep pink lilac tree in my garden. Sadly, I can't bring the flowers into the house as I am very allergic to them!

    So, I look at them through my window.

  5. Bee: Stanley Spencer painted wisteria at Engelfield House in Cookham. I'm pretty sure Claude Monet did too.

  6. they say spring so well ...