Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lilacs Blooming at the Arboretum

Boston has received some much needed rain, relieving near drought conditions. Along with the rain, came great bursts of growth & blooms. Whatever was not already flowering, certainly is now.

I took a walk in the Arnold Arboretum, just after the rain. The lilacs are in full bloom, about three weeks ahead of time. Just to give you an idea, there are more than 375 lilac plants of 180 different kinds in the Arboretum’s collection.

Here are a few photos of that walk. But I would have to say that as beautiful as the flowers were, it was the smells that were the most amazing. The scents of all of the flowering trees & shrubs were simply intoxicating.

I loved that someone had made this dandelion chain & placed it over this sign.

If you happen to live in the Boston area, it is well worth a visit. You will not be disappointed!

I wish you all could smell these. It was really incredible! Happy Wednesday everyone!


  1. The flowers are beautiful, but I also love that gnarled tree trunk. I wish you had a scratch and sniff blog so I could smell the flowers too.

  2. I believe I can smell lilacs !!!! The picture where there is a big tree with lots of bright green leaves is beautiful.

  3. Such pretty flowers, and I love that soft purple colour. Nature is so wonderful.

  4. we have to wait some more time for the lilacs, i long to see and yes smell them, one of my favorites.
    that chain is lovely indeed, x

  5. The lilacs look lovely,I guess I'll just have to content myself with smelling my own blooms.......but in much lesser variety!


  6. walking after the rain makes everything fresh and so pretty. it's like walking in the park with you, sally.
    lilac ♡ i wish there are some over here too. so pretty and elegant flower.
    my photos are back in place now. thanks for continuous visit to my place. it is almost like beginning of summer here last few days.
    have a very lovely weekend.

  7. beautiful...
    Lilac scent is related to childhood for me, and I'm completely smitten with that smell