Since starting this blog I'm sure I've posted photos every year at this time, featuring the Lilacs, (yep- 2010, 2011, and 2012, and wow- have my photos ever changed over those few years). I love summer milestones like this, and as the girls grow I look more and more towards these yearly events to record their progress. This year, this dreary, drab, cold, is-it-ever-going-to-be-warm? type of year we've been having is really getting my spirits down, and the Lilacs as always seem to be promising abundance, and warmth, and beauty, and just general goodness, it's hard to feel down when the Lilacs are in bloom.
*the slightly dreamy, blurry effect in the first four photos are the result of tiny greasy fingers smearing my lens, which I didn't notice until after I'd taken the photos, Is that what old Hollywood starlets would mean by a "Greased Lens"? I think the flower photos are great, the children a little too blurry for me, though you do get the general idea- and there is this hilarious outtake:
which happened when I asked N to look like she was thinking "Oh, wow the Lilacs are beautiful", and all the blurry dreaminess took it a bit too far into the saint in ecstasy realm, can't you just hear the angelic choir?