Thursday, April 8, 2010

My heart's all a flutter

There are several things that officially usher in the warm months for me-
Thunderstorms. Budding trees. Whippoorwills. Lightening bugs. And lilac.

Everything is blooming right now. Everything. Last week the world was full of limbs and buds and seemed to hover somewhere between Winter and Spring. Then mother nature turned up the thermostat to 80-90 and everything came alive. Everything.

The lilac is blooming. Last night I ventured out into the pollen storm to visit and I was greeted by the sweet aroma and a delegation of butterflies.

Butterfly and lilac- in motion

Butterfly perched on lilac

White lilac and butterfly

Butterfly and lilac



Lilac and the old red barn

I hope you are surrounded by your favorite things today. What makes your heart flutter?

28 comments:

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

I can smell the lilacs from here yummmmm !!!
That butterfly is gorgeous , thank you for taking the pictures !
We have snow today 2-3 inches of it ,its been snowing since last night.Should be gone again by weekend but we are no where near lilac time.
Diane

Heidi Ann said...

Your stunning photos are making my heart flutter.
Just fluttering by.......

Ralphie23 said...

Beautiful photos!!!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Lilacs are my A#1 Very Favorite Flower of ALL TIME!!! I tell everyone who will listen that heaven will smell like lilacs!

And the butterfly is gorgeous, but it's a yellow swallowtail. Plant some parsley, dill and/or fennel near your flowers and by late summer you'll have swallowtail caterpilars eating the foliage of them. Parsley, dill and fennel are their favorite foods! And the caterpilars are beautiful, too!

Becky

Linda said...

Beautiful photos! Love butterflies!

ChristineM said...

LILACS! I won't be seeing or smelling any of mine until mid-May.

I also like watching birds - everything from hummingbirds to hawks. Just a thing of beauty to behold!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Gorgeous! I love your photos and this post! Simply divine.

A New England Life said...

How I long to hear the sweet sound of Whippoorwills again. We haven't had them in our area for many years now. Such a shame because I used to listen to them at night when I was a little girl. I miss that.

It was a hot one here yesterday too, 80+ degrees, but Lilacs are still a few weeks away. Wonderful pictures!

Glenda said...

Bright and beautiful...lovely big photos so I can see all the detail... I need that...
sounds like your spring is springing out all over...
glenda@Serendipity Cottage

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I love all the lilacs...that's a month or more away for us in MI. The butterflies you were fortunate to be able to catch!
*Ü*
Joni

Patty said...

So beautiful! What a perfect spring day!

Diva Kreszl said...

lilacs are one of my favorites! they have yet to bloom here but most everything else has :)

Sue said...

I need smellavision for these photos...love the flutterflies, just gorgeous!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your photo's were so lovely they moved me to tears! Gorgeous!

Memories of my first love, husband of 43 years and father of my seven children still makes my heart flutter. He will until my dying day and all eternity.

The sound of the voices of my children laughing with each other when we all get together...or when the phone rings and it is one of them.

And photo's of nature is all it's beauty...and I realize what a beautiful world we live in. These are a few things that make my heart flutter. What a sweet question to ask...

traci said...

there is nothing like lilacs in the spring. love them. mine haven't starting blooming yet, but shouldn't be long.

Danielle said...

Your pictures are beautiful! I am here from Daisy Cottage and I thought your heart for Jack was beautiful too. Have a great day :)

Elizabeth Holcombe said...

Such lovely photos!~~~XXOO, Beth

Lisa said...

Oh how neat! Beautiful photos. I love lilacs. We just moved and there is Wysteria hanging just over our front door. It's in bloom and heavenly.

Chrissykat said...

Your photos are lovely & inviting. What makes my heart flutter?...that's an easy one...my two kitties. >^..^<

Predo said...

Oh, sigh! Your place is fabulous!!!

the lady of the house said...

Oh my! What a sweet sweet blog you have here. I followed the link off of Daisy's Cottage - I LOVED the heart you made. I'll be back to visit again soon - just wanted to say hi *wink* The Lady of the House

Farmchick said...

Love these butterfly pictures. And you lilacs are gorgeous.

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Beautiful pics - the lilac is gorgeous and so is the beautiful butterfly. I love your tobacco stick star - I've made several of these myself. But you will always treasure yours 'cause it has "family" value. Have a great Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Your photos are Wonderful! I swear I can smell the lilac as I admire. Lovely!

Miri said...

WOW!

Thanks for sharing these amazing photographs of a beautiful butterfly!

Denise said...

Gorgeous pictures. I'd love a lilac tree in my yard. Have a great week. and thanks for stopping by.

Low Tide High Style said...

That lilac is beautiful and the butterflies always signal the return of warmer weather for me too! Blue skies, salt water breezes, and lightning bugs set my heart a flutter!

Kat :)

Country Girl said...

Lilacs make my heart flutter. When we came home Sunday, after I unpacked, I ventured out in the yard. I couldn't believe the dogwoods were blooming already! And then, there was my lilac bush still holding on, completely split in half but sporting several dozen blooms. And leaning down, I sniffed one of them and burst out laughing. They just made me that happy.

xo