Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Library, the Lilacs, and Mr. Badger!

News Flash:  Mr. Badger has left Ireland and arrived in England.  Here are the links and I highly recommend clicking over because the hostesses (Mags and Betty) are playing along beautifully! Mags' blog  Betty's blog

 We went to the library today.  Samantha bounced up and down with joy because she now has her own library card!  Sister Plum liked the children's area very much!




 And then to the park!
 I don't mean to bore you with MORE lilacs, but I can't resist them!  They are really lasting a long time this spring.  

 One year my pansies thrived all summer long.  I'm hoping they will again!
 I don't remember planting this bulb so I am thrilled that it is about to pop!
 I guess I was in love with lilacs last year, too!
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."
  ~John Muir

26 comments:

happywonderer.com said...

You'll never bore me with lilacs! I love the library. Glad you grands like it, too.

Julia said...

The library looks like a very fun place for the kids. Love, love lilacs. So very pretty and fragrant. I can't wait for my poor Lady Kim Lilac to bloom. Some branches got broken in hurricane Arthur and some got broken in heavy snow storm this past winter.

Take care.
Hugs,
JB

TexWisGirl said...

you'll never bore me with lilacs. just wonderful! such cuties at the library!

Lisa Richards said...

Gotta capture those lilacs while you can!
Your library pics reminded me of our old library which had a little reading loft for the kids. It was reached by climbing a ladder, which probably would be considered unsafe these days, but they loved it!
Love the John Muir quote!

NanaDiana said...

You started with cutie and ended with beauty----all the way around! Those kids are just darling and I am so jealous that you have flowers going on! xo Diana

Granny Marigold said...

I love lilacs too. Ours are about done now but there are always other shrubs and flowers to make the heart glad. And grandchildren!! They REALLY make the heart happy.

Betty said...

Doesn't lilac smell wonderful too! I saw some at the refuse tip of all places! wanted to pick a huge bunch (maybe I will!)

magsmcc said...

The new garden has no lilac. you remind me of how much I loved that scent before! You also remind me that we have overdue library books, again...

Happy@Home said...

No chance of boring me with lilacs. I just wish I could smell them too :).
Looks like a very fun library/park day.

Gill - That British Woman said...

the grands are just so flipping cute; you just want to hug them and tell them they are just like princesses!! Keep the lilac photos coming I love lilac.

Gumbo Lily said...

The glorious library! I remember hauling an egg crate of books home every week or two for my kiddos. We did love those library days.

I'm in love with your lilacs too. I wish I could smell them through the screen. Our's haven't started blooming yet.

Happy May!

Happyone said...

I love the lilacs. The ones around here have yet to bloom.
Libraries are special places. : )

Amy at love made my home said...

Mr Badger sure is getting around isn't he!! What a lot of fun he will have on his travels. All of the flowers that you have are so beautiful aren't they!! I love the lilacs especially. xx

GretchenJoanna said...

Your lilacs are not boring, exactly, Pom Pom, but they are frustrating!! What, a lilac with no scent?? I don't even know of one in my neighborhood that I might go sniff right now. But I'm very glad for you and I wouldn't want you to stop putting up pictures of lilacs because I do remember they are lovely to smell....

Nana Go-Go said...

Aren't the childrens' sections in libraries just divine? We love going to the library here too. We're big on John Muir over here too, for obvious reasons and his birthplace is not far from where I live. A very interesting man, he was. My lilac tree is just about to burst into bloom but I never bring them into the house - my Mother always says it's bad luck to do so - Mother knows best! Hope you have a lovely relaxing weekend, Pom. xxx

Farm Girl said...

I almost missed this lovely post. I love the flowers and the surprises that you find in gardening.
I love your trip to the library. What a nice place! You would cringe if I ever posted pictures of our library. It is rather spartan.
I hope you my friend are having a lovely day.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

While I am "laid-up" with Siatica, I am leaving this comment..... Tessa was here. :-)

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Happy spring in full swing PomPom. The lilacs are bursting with beauty. I can imagine they smell divine too. I would love to grow some here in our garden but I can't seem to find them in any nursery.
The girls are so adorable.
Have a good week

debby emadian said...

How cute. Is plum her real name? How wonderul. I used to love library time with daughter Hannah now all grown up. I love all the blossoms in your garden...this is the best time of year.
Nice to find your blog.
Have a cool week,
debx

M.K. said...

Pom, i wish you could share the fragrance of the lilacs as well! Oh, how I do miss them! Hooray for first library cards. I read something recently wondering whether libraries will survive. I hope so. Children need the wonder of unlimited adventures in unlimited books :) And the baby's little red shoes are SO cute!!

Attic Clutter said...

love the sweet girls pics..and lilacs
I can smell mine ever time I walk by them..delicious smell huh?
hugs,Patty

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I can almost smell the lilacs!

Kit said...

I am also obsessed with Lilacs! They are everywhere and the whole city smells incredible. Looks like you had a wonderful time at the library. :) Have a lovely Mom's Day! Kit

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Lilacs are intoxicating! I can't believe anything smells that good.

xofrances

sandy said...

Cute little kiddos! I enjoy taking my grandkids to the library also! The smell of lilacs is yummy! I can almost smell them through your photos!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I have a beautiful white one by my drive and the scent as I get into and out of the car is divine! Isn't it lovely to see a library, a dying breed! Have a wonderful weekend xx

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