Aby-a-Day – June 12: The flowers that bloom in the spring, tra-la

Springtime in Boston is just so much more appreciated than springtime in most places I’ve lived. Jacoby and I were walking home from our visit at Fuller, and were just slammed by the scent of flowers. A lot of flowers.


We turned a corner and saw this.



A huge pile of amazingly fragrant purple flowers.



Jake had to get out and check them out.



He’s a firm believer in stopping to smell the roses…or, in this case, purple flowers.


I don’t know what kind of flowers these are, but they sure smelled great.


And they were in such an unexpected place!


Jake enjoyed checking them out, too.


He always enjoys taking little adventures on the way home from visits.


And it’s a good thing we stopped to appreciate them, too. The next time we went past this place, the flowers were almost entirely gone. Just like springtime in Boston, flowers are ephemeral and fleeting.

6 thoughts on “Aby-a-Day – June 12: The flowers that bloom in the spring, tra-la

  1. Yes, I was thinking they are a type of lilac as well, and lilacs are usually in bloom around my birthday 🙂 One year I even got a lovely birthday cake decorated with lilacs!


  2. Coco, they are lilacs! There are more of them in southern states, like Missouri, but we have them in our yard here in Wisconsin. They are beautiful in bloom and yes, kind of fragile. Gorgeous this year in Boston! Thanks for sharing 🙂


  3. Those are definitely Lilacs, one of my favorite flowers. To me the smell of Lilacs means spring. I have several different varieties in my yard. Korean miniature lilacs, purple ones, pink ones, a varigate one(two-tone flowers) and white ones.


  4. Oh! What gorgeous flowers! Purple is my favorite color, too. Yes. They’re probably lilacs. There seem to be so many varieties. Up close, the flowers themselves also resemble honeysuckle. But I don’t know if honeysuckle comes in purple.


  5. Lilacs–my favorite! And big all throughout the MIdwest. Dark purple, white, pale lavendar, and even pink are around. I love their fragrance. They are just ending here.


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