April 27, 2011

lilacs

The lilacs have started blooming in our Pittsburgh backyard. Spring, for sure, and I’m glad to be posting here again after a break.

comments

  1. Deron Bauman on April 27th, 2011 at 1:26 am

    Beautiful, Elizabeth. Thank you.

  2. Wil Freeborn on April 27th, 2011 at 3:22 am

    Its great to see you back, lovely delicate drawing (salutes)

  3. Elizabeth Perry on April 27th, 2011 at 5:45 am

    Thanks, Deron.

    Good to be back again. And thanks for the continuing inspiration, Wil – (returning salute).

  4. Cindy Scroggins on April 27th, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Yay! We’ve missed you, Elizabeth.

    This is beautiful.

  5. Daryl Scroggins on April 27th, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Elizabeth! It’s so good to see your splendid work again on Cluster. I hope you will show us more and often.

    I saw some cut lilacs in the flower section at Whole Foods the other day. They had dark violet petals with shards of white in them. Are all lilacs like that? The colors reminded me of a dress a child would wear.

  6. Sheila Ryan on April 27th, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Both fragile and strong. I like.

  7. Rick Neece on April 27th, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    It’s good to see you here, thank you. I have a lilac Daddy transplanted here from Arkansas, ten or so years ago. This year was the best year it bloomed. Over the course of years, I’ve taken out branches to, for some reason I can only fathom by desire alone, to make it look like a big bonsai. I don’t know why.

    I’d post a picture, but the blooms are fading.

  8. Rick Neece on April 27th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    “Bone-sigh”

  9. Rick Neece on April 27th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    A couple words I borrowed (er, stole) from Andrei Codrescu. I couldn’t find a link to the lovely story I’d read.