Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

My husband and I have been married 42 years. Since we both grew up with lilacs in our mothers’ yards, we wanted them in our yard for our children.

Almost every place we lived, I tried to grow us a lilac bush.

I had little success, which surprises most people, since they are an easy-going plant. We’ve moved about 15 times, so we left a wide wake of surprised friends.

We’ve settled in, where we now live. On this property, which has amazingly elevated, rocky soil, are four lilac bushes: a pink, a French blue, a white, and a wild purple. They bloom. They grow. They survive drought. We can hardly believe it!

purple bouquet

Purple Bouquet

The fragrance is the stuff of dreams.

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14 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

    • katharinetrauger says:

      Thanks for this great comment, VC, and wecome to Home’s Cool! They actually are blooming a second time! We had SUCH drought, and then 4″ of rain, making them break dormancy. Hmm. Hope they survive the winter. But the fragrance! . . . ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Ruth Bailey says:

    I love hearing about people who have been married for a long time! And isn’t it amazing how God fulfills our dreams – here you are settled (or is there a smaller house after the children are gone?) and now you have an abundance of lilacs!

    • katharinetrauger says:

      Hello, Ruth!
      I love BEING people who have been married for a long time! ๐Ÿ™‚
      And I find it totally amazing that after planting all the lilacs I planted, I finally get to harvest some!
      My husband says we will move someday, but Iโ€™m not so sure. We shall see . . .

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