22 April 2009

Ah, the joy...

...walking home from Compline in the gloaming with the wondrous smell of lilacs borne on the spring breeze of evening. What a world!

9 comments:

Elephantschild said...

The weather was indeed glorious today in Flyover Country.

William Weedon said...

Am I imagining it, Jen, or has it been a SLOW Spring - the trees came into bud and leaf slowly, the forsythia seemed to hang around forever, and now the lilacs seem to be blooming longer than usual. I love it! Does it match your side of the state?

Anonymous said...

So funny story... Tuesday when Dean and I went for a walk I was explaining to him how you have an obsession with lilacs (we saw a lilac bush) and the next day... how many times do you write on lilacs...not once, but twice.
nerd.

William Weedon said...

I do NOT have an obsession with lilacs! But they do have a wonderful fragrance and beauty, don't they? And they remind me of the line of them our neighbor's used to have along our back fence at the place I grew up in MD. And also of Aunt Fanny. Well, okay, maybe I have a SLIGHT obsession with them...

J.G.F. said...

We've had about 5 solid days of pouring rain on the Right Coast, some of it darn near tornado-like (but without the funnel). The temps have been stuck in the 40's-low 50's. FINALLY today it is sunny, in the 50's. This weekend we're going to get Hamel's weather, with temps well into the 80's. Deo gratias. This winter and early spring were the worst in a long time out here!

Emily H. said...

I think you should have been a poet, Pastor Weedon! I love the word "gloaming"... :)

marlene said...

It snowed today.

William Weedon said...

Marlene,

I think it's time to move!

Elephantschild said...

Our robins showed up at about their normal time (second week of March), and our lilacs look to be on track for the first week of May - that's their usual time over here. We did have a long, cold winter, and a nasty cold spell this spring that came back in after it had started warming up. That's maybe why the spring has seemed so slow.

80+ degrees for today, but that wicked, vicious prairie-land wind is banging everything around. Glad to have the sun and warmth, though!