Day 68 Theme #5 Amazing

25 03 2011

Lilac, originally uploaded by needlepointernc.

It is AMAZING that our Lilac Tree finally bloomed. Lilacs don’t do well in the South, so I don’t know why the people who we bought the house from planted a whole bunch of little Lilac trees in the backyard. They planted them in a shady spot so we moved this one out to the front yard where it gets more sun. We moved into our house in 2001, so that is how long it has taken us to get just a few flowers.

I love the scent of Lilacs and remember the huge Lilac hedges that one of our neighbors had back in Worcester, Massachusetts. This brings me back to then.

I used the Dragan preset in Lightroom to process this image.

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7 responses

14 04 2011
traceyjj

Lovely shot, love the very shallow depth of field and wonderful colours.

26 03 2011
~Val

Wow – we don’t get lilacs until May here in northern IL. This is a terrific shot; great bokeh!

26 03 2011
Julie McLeod

I love the way the bokeh gives just the hint of more FLOWERS. This is just beautifully photographed and processed. I never would have guessed that tulips and lilacs don’t do well in the south…

25 03 2011
Gisele

beautiful colors and great focus

25 03 2011
jackscrap

I love the look and smell of lilacs, and also your processing on this pic.

25 03 2011
Tammy

This is amazingly beautiful! I love the shallow depth!

25 03 2011
danudin

They must be once a decade Lilac smellies, and lilacs do have a pleasent smell! LOL

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