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Friday, May 25, 2007

A Simply Lilacy Day!

This is for Mona's Poetry Friday...the word is trip and it's a stretch but I love the Hippie Trippie dresses like this one:

Ode To My Lilacs!

my lilac dress bloomed today

perfectly synchronized

with the huge bushes

that have peaked in my backyard,

that lovely dress would camouflage me

on the branches!

the air is drenched

with the wonderful scent

of these cheerful flowers

I drink it in....

for only two weeks a year

I visit these flowers daily

to tell them how grateful I am

for giving their beauty

so freely

and I think of them all day

as I walk

dressed in lilacs

as the purple joy swirls around my ankles

Mother of Invention, still tripping out in purple, smelling the scent of lilacs drifting in through the screen door on the evening breeze!

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Blogger Eatapeach said...

It is amazing how deeply we can be touched by something as simple as a flower. And how wonderful it is that we have the ability to feel the joy that simplicity brings.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Yes, it's often the simplest of things that can catch my interest,provoke deep thoughts,grab hold, and amuse! AND I LOVE THIS LILAC DRESS I HAVE! It's so hippie trippie and I feel so free in it and it looks fabulous when I have a tan!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Blogger Richard said...

While the pink and white lilacs are nice, I still prefer the purple ones.

Aside from being colourful, they are also fragrant (which is not true for all flowers).

Friday, May 25, 2007

Blogger Barbara said...

Beautiful! What a peaceful color!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Blogger gr said...

my purple iris just popped out!
yay spring!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Blogger TorAa said...

Lilacs, so beautiful and the smell - its love in the air, so beautiful. We have theme here at our summerhome.

Will you put a melody to this poem, and sing it?

PS. In the evening the line are much slower than it was this afternoon. I gonna tell the provider. You bet.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI! What lovely pic of the lilac! Thanks for poem. I love spring...we are graced with colors and fragrance...oh what joy!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Blogger Maggie said...

I love the lilacs too. My backyard smells like heaven - at least I like to think that's what paradise would smell like.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Anonymous chase said...

That is so nice. I always love the colour of lilacs. Anyway, hope you have a lovely weekend!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Blogger TorAa said...

Whithout my internet connection, how then could I listen to my fav song?

And U know I mean it;))

Friday, May 25, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Richard: Me too! The purple really speak to me but actually the white are more fragrant. My whole yard smells like them now.

Barbara: Can't you just smell them and they match the dress perfectly!!

Gr: I love irises. I used to think they had caterpillars on them!

Toraa: Ah, your summer house is now perfect if you have lilacs! I'm sure I couldn't put that beauty or fragrance to a tune that would equal it! But thanks for lovin' my other song!

Twilite: Yes, we are truly blessed with these flowers after the winter!

Maggie: It has to be close at least. I go smell them up close about 10 times a day trying to imprint it on my brain to drag up in the winter doldrums!

Chase: Thanks, Chase. I didn't know you had them there. You too.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Lovely imagery....I LOVE Purple flowers and find them so soothing...maybe because the color is such a rich soothing color....Are you familiar with the Jacaranda Tree? We have them here in Los Angeles and they are BEAUTUFUL.,..And they bloom for a very short period of time, too....But when they are in blooom it is fantastic!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Blogger Annelisa said...

Oh, I simply love your top picture - when I first came here today, I thought it was a lilac tree trunk (you know how some artists paint trees?) - but what a fabulous dress!! (I want it... I need it... it's mine! ...can I at least borrow it? :-D )

Great poem. Lilacs were (I don't know if they still are) my eldest daughter's favourite flower. I was going to pick a sprig for her, but suddenly they are all gone (your weather's definately lagging ours! :-( )

Hope you have a great weekend!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Old, Old Lady of hills:

Annelisa: Thanks! It's my favourite dress and it only looks good on tall sort of willowy babes so would look great on you!
I go and visit these blooms 10 times a day and inhale deeply!
Same with Lily-of-the-valley which has just peaked now too. We must be a few weeks behind you.

Does your daughter like purple ons? Ours are mostly white but we have 4 purple ones.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Blogger RennyBA said...

I just love Lilacs and they have been in full bloom for some weeks in Norway now (a couple of weeks earlier this year). When you drive in the mountains up to our house, you see them everywhere and I'm so happy I could share this scenery with my MIL as she was visiting.

Btw: both the dress and the poem was great - thanks for sharing:-)

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Blogger Rapunzel said...

Gorgeous dress, lovely lilacs, and the poem....just beautiful as always!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Blogger Tina said...

Thank you for the flowers.

- Tina

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Blogger shara said...

Every time I get my Gypsy Rose catalogue I wish I was a willowy type, oh the dresses I'd wear. As it is, I think I'll have to go tie-dye something today. :)

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Renny: Yes, she hit a perfect time of year to visit you!

Rapunzel: Thanks! I should wear lilac-scented perfume when I wear this dress but I've never seen any! Maybe they just can't duplicate the fragrance.

Tina: You are so welcome! I'm glad it's a favourite!

Shara: Wow! I don't know this catalogue but I think I'd like it. Going to look it up!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Blogger Mona Buonanotte said...

I love how the smell of lilacs gets in your nose and your head and clings there for two weeks a year!

Your poem is a lilac! Colour and form! Lovely!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Blogger mystic rose said...

lovely dress. And it does look like some kind of a flower fairy alighting. lilac is gorgeous. i have a kind of white rose creepers all aorund the fence, and their fragrance is just intoxicating.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Mona: Thanks! They're a favourite!
So is the dress!

Mystic: It's amazing that such a beautiful fragrance is actually real!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Blogger brooksba said...

I love lilacs. The scent is just heavenly and they are so pretty. Every year, I have to take pictures of the bushes at my dad's.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Anonymous colleen said...

Your dress bloomed! Does it smell nice too? I took a photo of my laundry hanging yesterday because the mix of colors was so nice.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Brooksba: The scent is like none other and I've never even seen it as perfume.

Colleen: It did! While I was putting it on! I always wanted to get the dress and the lilacs together...exact same colour!! That dress label is Papillon, an old hippie era dressmaker!

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Blogger GrizzBabe said...

Sigh. I wish I had a green thumb (and the inclination) to grow something as pretty as lilacs.

Nice poem.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Grizz: Thanks! Actually, these are just plant and wtch and many are on huge trees that were already there.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Blogger steve said...

oH YEAH, i MISS ME SOME moi!!!
I love the picture of that makes me want to go for a bit of a wlak in those woods....just to see what might be runnin' around out there if you know what I mean!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Steve: You nutbar! It's just a'hangin' in the lilac tree in my back yard! No deep woods might meet some mosquitoes though, but I guess that's not what you had in mind!

Monday, June 04, 2007


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