Monday, June 15, 2015

Main & Steadman

Like most I drive the same route to and from work every day
and every morning as I come around the corner
I see a sea of red & white

I say to myself ~ you need to come early one morning
and get some shots with your phone
but it never happened

then last week ~ one night after supper
I changed my clothes and grabbed my camera
and away I went ~ off before the petals all dropped

and it is a good thing I did because after the rain we got this weekend
they are pretty much done ~ thankful that I had the timing right for this one

this is right outside the main police department in Moncton
and as I walked to this spot I thought back to last year
when I walked here with a heavy heart and tears streaming down my face
I am happy to say ~ this year I was smiling
it was a beautiful night and there were so many people downtown
smiles all around

I love the brickwork in the downtown core
as you come to a cross street ~ there is a marker bearing the street name

I jumped in the truck and went up a couple of blocks
to outside a business I passed the week before
and saw the most beautiful lilac bush

knowing that most of the lilacs were done ~ I held my breath as I came around the corner
and yeah ~ she is still blooming

isn't it beautiful ~ double blossoms with just a tint of mauve
and the smell was amazing ~ I may have snagged a couple just to enjoy for a few more days

so while I was out I decided to stop at another place
I pass by every single day

it's an old house converted into a business
and it has curb appeal up the wazoo

from her pretty blue door and her big pot full of flowers
to being surrounded by lilac bushes 
both sides and the bushes are huge ~ i could just sit down on the steps
and be very content

the retaining wall and the cascading greenery that blooms as well 
I really must stop back when this is in bloom
so so pretty

Can you believe that we are already half way through June?
The kids finish school this Friday
I think there is a prom every night this week so Facebook will be filling up with beautiful pictures

Hubby will finish out the school year being a bus driver and start a new adventure on Monday

I participated in the United Way ~ Day of Caring this past Friday
love giving back to these organizations

we celebrated my besties birthday on Saturday night
12 of us at a Japanese restaurant ~ seated around the grill
it was so much fun

not much else ~ feeling like summer
loving the sunshine and the heat
hoping to get to the cottage soon

Hope you have a great week!


Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Absolutely beautiful Spring flowers Lori and that white lilac is AMAZING !!!! I just love this time of year. XXXX

Foxanddahlia said...

Gorgeous lilacs. X

Delena said...

I would love to have lo lilacs out here. I can smell them as I write. Great childhood memory!