This big old lilac tree
hangs over our patio
from our neighbors yard
providing the perfect protection
from hot summer rays.
For about three weeks
it flowers and when I open my back door,
not only am I introduced daily to the beautiful sight,
but I am also met with the delightful scent.
I bring the outdoors in and place
an arrangement in my kitchen, front room, and bedroom.
My house will smell heavenly.
And then in such a short time,
the little purple petals will lay strewn upon the ground,
It makes a sweet blanket for just a few days,
and then they are gone until the following year.
They will arrive in just a few weeks,
so I still have the joy and excitement
of yet having them arrive.
For now the little birds
play in amongst the trees.
they flit and dive,
I love to watch and see,
The only problem that I have
as I sit at the table in the shade,
is that the little birds
sometimes shite on me.
Talk about ruining a moment!
Going in to clean up,
and get a fresh cup of coffee.
Those birds had a two for one!
I hope you all have a great weekend,
and that you get a chance to smell the flowers,
Just be on the lookout for what might be overhead
I am glad the rest of my flowers are not under any trees,
because, then I can sit and do just as I please.