Translate

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

On Wednesday Morning


Thank you for all your encouraging words about my father. He is doing well, and should be home from the hospital this evening after an angiogram. We are thankful.

Bluebells are in bloom here at the moment. I moved several clumps from the front garden to the back and didn't know if I'd get any blooms this year. But here they are, in all their glory. 


Lilacs, too, fill the air with beautiful fragrance. I have a bouquet indoors, and it perfumes the room wonderfully. To keep the lilacs from wilting soon in a vase, I smash the woody stems with a hammer meat mallet. They last much, much longer and drink up lots of water.

Report cards will be finished by this afternoon, and then life should return to a more normal routine. We're enjoying very unseasonably warm temperatures.  The sun, the flowers, the bees - oh, how the world is filled with beautiful things. My heart is glad. 


23 comments:

  1. A hammer definitely works!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Isn't it a glorious morning here?! Our beach walk at sunrise was like a dream - the water as still as a mirror and the tide very, very low. Paradise.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thrilled to hear that your Father is on the mend. Beautiful blooms.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Ooohhh, lilacs...love them! Beautiful photos :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I confess to a little jealously about your lilacs. I miss them here in the southeast.
    Thankful your dad will be home soon. You are looking for and seeing beauty around you!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Good news about your father. Glad you see the end with grading. Amazing weather we are having for sure. I brought lilacs in, too.

    ReplyDelete
  7. It was always a relief to get the report cards all finished up. We are finally getting some nice weather and I'm outside as much as possible. Good news on your father, hope he continues to improve.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Glad to hear about your dad, Lorrie!

    My lilacs are just beginning to open! Such a wonderful fragrance!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Praise God! That is a great praise report Lorrie!
    Those flowers....I am looking at cactus. hehe.

    Have a great evening.
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  10. Prayers that your father makes a full recovery! That is a good tip about helping cut lilacs survive. We won't see them bloom here at least for another month, but I always enjoy their scent the few weeks they do bloom!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Good to hear your father is doing better. Oh how I love the lilacs this time of year. Oh how I don't like the bluebells, they just take over our garden. Maybe I would love them in a pot, but not in the ground.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I just returned from a little excursion to your corner of our province...and it was definitely full of beautiful things! I have never been to Victoria in spring...and I have never seen it so lovely before!

    ReplyDelete
  13. glad that your father is doing fine dear may god bless him with long healthy life ,

    bluebells are such a lovely flowers ,spring is really a princess of all seasons ,smiling with all its grace and elegance

    ReplyDelete
  14. So happy to hear the encouraging news about your father. This is great news.

    Every Spring I see bloggers post pictures of their lilacs and I tell myself to plant one (or two!). Maybe this year. They are beautiful and I love the scent!

    Jane

    ReplyDelete
  15. Glad to hear that your father is doing well.

    I never tire of seeing your pretty purple flowers. This is the first time I've heard about smashing the woody stems so that the flowers last longer. Does this work for all flowers or just lilacs?

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'm an glad for the good news of your father. Indeed! Such lovely flowers in bloom in your corner of the world. I can almost smell those lilacs.

    Wishing you a beautiful weekend...
    Brenda
    xox

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love your hammer tip! There is a lilac bush blooming in the yard and I've been wanting to cut some flowers. I am all for them lasting longer! Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thanks for the update on your dad, Lorrie. It's so good to know that he's doing well. I wish I could use the lilac stem smashing tip, but alas, no lilacs here, but we do have crepe myrtles, which are pretty, but no scent!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wonderful flowers... and good news, Lorrie! I wish good health to all the family.
    I don't usually have the heart to pick lilacs, but I will definitely try your tip - after about two months when our lilacs will bloom. :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. So happy to know your dad is coming along well - hope this continues and he makes a full recovery.

    Beautiful flowers and fragrance from the lilacs - we can't grow them here due to weather patterns - I grew up up with them England though, our garden was perfumed for many weeks by their gorgeous blooms.

    Hugs - Mary

    ReplyDelete
  21. Bluebell time here too. The Bluebell woods are full of them. Perfume glorious. The difficulty here is that Spanish Bluebells have been introduced into the country and are in danger of taking over as they are hardier but less attractive.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Thank you for that tip! I wondered how others keep their lilacs from hanging their heads as soon as they get into a vase.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Thank you for that tip! I wondered how others keep their lilacs from hanging their heads as soon as they get into a vase.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for commenting. Each comment is a connection between us. I read each one and will usually visit your blog in return. If you are a no-reply blogger, then I will not be able to respond to you directly. If you have a Google+ blog, I am unable to comment there.