Lilac Season

by Kim May. 25, 2008 4207 views

When lilacs last in the door-year bloom'd,
And the great star early droop'd in the western sky in the night,
I mourn'd–and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring.


- Walt Whitman,
When Lilacs Last in the Door-Yard Bloom'd
(I, Leaves of Grass)

And you shall wander hand in hand with love in summer's wonderland;
Go down to Kew in lilac-time (it isn't far from London).


- Alfred Noyes, The Barrel Organ

“April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.”

T.S. Eliot quotes (American born English Editor, Playwright, Poet and Critic, 1888-1965

“Yes, I heard my people singing!–in the glow of parlor coal-stove and on summer porches sweet with lilac air…"

Paul Robeson

The lilac spread
Odorous essence.


Jean Ingelow, Author

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Halandzsa 11 years, 11 months ago

beautiful!

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Lotofoto 11 years, 11 months ago

These are stunning!

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Oldbabe 11 years, 11 months ago

I never grow tired of flower shots and these are gorgeous.

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Olivia 11 years, 11 months ago

very nice pics ,,,
:)

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Lynda 11 years, 11 months ago

I love flowers??and I believe their scent just permeated my Mac! Stunning.

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Sojourner 11 years, 11 months ago

i like #15. good shot.

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Nodzu 11 years, 11 months ago

Wow...............all are wanderful!

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Oriane 11 years, 11 months ago

Really nice set ! Great work :)

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Harry Oldmeadow 11 years, 11 months ago

A wonderful series of beautiful images, several of them startlingly so (esp #4 and #18)! And very much enhanced by the apposite quotations. All very nicely put together. A great post!

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Camille 11 years, 11 months ago

all are wonderful ...

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Cathrine Stewart 11 years, 11 months ago

Wonderful photos Kim. How is you grandma?

11 years, 11 months ago Edited
Carol 11 years, 12 months ago

..Gorgeous shots and love the quotes under some of the shots...

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Marashi 11 years, 12 months ago

all of them are great.. :)

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Cathrine Stewart 12 years ago

These are spectacular photos Kim!

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Zosia/Sophie 12 years ago

Great set, wonderful colours! Good work!
:-)

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Carolina Quevedo 12 years ago

Great, great colors my friend

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Yessika 12 years ago

Waooooo amazing pics and colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nes 12 years ago

lovely photos!
#4, 10, 12, 17, 18 are simply beautiful!

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Michelle 12 years ago

beautiful set!

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Robert Moffat 12 years ago

We'll gather lilacs in the spring again
And walk together down an English lane

remember the song?

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Sendao 12 years ago

great set; love them all!...

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Neffijer 12 years ago

beautiful macro shots...I can almost smell the fragrance from every one of them.

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Jennye 12 years ago

very beautiful set!! like them all!!

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Miclaud 12 years ago

yes, beautiful macros!!

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Walter 12 years ago

Wonderful macros! :-)

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Lynda 12 years ago

Lovely lilac post and great words.

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Glennis 12 years ago

A beautiful set! Hard to choose but I think # 4 is my favourite!

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Lynda 12 years ago

Beautiful??the thirteenth photo is my favorite. Great colour and dof

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Kasia 12 years ago

amazingly awesome!

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Storytaylor 12 years ago

wonderful world

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Cricri8o 12 years ago

very beautiful set!! 6, 14 &17 are my favs.

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Marco Stefano Vitiello 12 years ago

[b]S T U N N I N G :):):)[/b]

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Michka43 12 years ago

very beautiful set

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Eric J H Joyce 12 years ago

Love #10 best but they are all great .

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Salarsohrabi 12 years ago

good job
nice

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Maria 12 years ago

Gorgeous post! Just awesome photos! 3 & 15 are my absolute favs! :)

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Julie 12 years ago

Beautiful macros!
The last shot is my favorite:)

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Shruti 12 years ago

stunning

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Tom Thompson 12 years ago

Fantastic and beautiful set, my fav is #4

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Tomie Poodle 12 years ago

very beautiful post! as a rule! i like 3; 4; 5 6 ! and so on...

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