These delicate lilac beauties only last a few days as a cut flower...but what joy they bring in those few days! The S.M.E.L.L. I am grateful to have a friend who shares her garden with me, as I don't really have one...from the hydrangea to the lilacs, to being able to photograph her gorgeous magnolias and stunning pink dogwoods. My son even enjoys picking her peas fresh from the vine and gobbling them up. She has birds nesting in one of her trees, some nesting in her sweet bird house, and hummingbirds that have just become regulars to her new feeder she just put up on the weekend. And my favorite bird, the sweet sounding chickadee frequent her bird bath...such simple pleasures of the everyday :) Joining Faith for her Simplicity Photography Blog Hop...her theme this week is FLOWERS.