Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Old Lilac Tree

This is our lilac tree.
It is over 40 years old.
(not sure how old it was when we planted it.)

I did not take this pic at an angle.
This is the way the tree leans.
Each year a little more.

Here it is just starting to blossom.
Each year, for a brief season,
we enjoy it's fragrant blooms.

This is what the inside of some of the limbs look like.
Yep, it's an old tree,
and it's rotting away.

One day it will be gone.
We are enjoying it while we can.

Please visit Outdoor Wednesday.

Thanks for stopping by,


barbara jean



Shopgirl said...

My goodness, it is amazing that it still gives you flowers..so cool!
Hugs, Mary

Dorthe said...

Barbara Jean,
your tree, is so fairylike, and I`m sure full of secret life,it is beautifull.
xo Dorthe

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Barbara Jean, hope your back is so much better by now. Wow! .50cents for those wonderful crocheted pieces. That is a steal. How wonderful that you have a giveaway and then the recipient gives back to you! So many wonderful goodies and ideas. Always love your altered treasures. Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday! :) Tammy

Stacey 18 said...

It's interesting the different way we look at trees. From a young persons perspective it's just an old tree that needs to be pulled out. But as we get older we remember the history of the tree. Great pictures.

eileeninmd said...

WOW, did it start as a lilac bush? It is a lovely old tree.

Lululiz said...

Isn't it funny how we can become attached to a beautiful old tree in the garden? We have an old old apple tree in our tiny little garden here in England, it looks as if it has been there since the house was built ( 1890s ). It is gnarled and not very productive anymore, but it has so many lovely memories attached to it. Our boys used to climb around in it when they were very little, I remember picnics in the garden when we were showered with thousands of deliciously pink petals, we love watching the squirrels jumping around in it, and the birds singing in it.

Betty said...

How blessed you are to have a Lilac tree...I've planted them but they do not do well at all in the deep south.

Maybe I'll try once more...


Sherry said...

What a beautiful old tree. I love your photos of it.

Cindy said...

Mmm...I love the fragrance of the lilacs. It is my favorite blossom. Amazing that they can live that long and still produce. It certainly is beautiful.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Barbara Jean,

What a lovely tree. I hope it is able to give you many more years of enjoyment. I have a plum tree in my yard that I am very partial to but it is only 10 years old. I have loved watching it grow from the size of a small twig to what it is today. I never tire of its beauty and always get so excited when I see its first spring time bloom.

~ Tracy