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.

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

14 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

    1. 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. 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!

    1. 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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