Friday, May 23, 2008

Stroke of Genius

Every Spring I say a little "thank you" to the PPPO (previous, previous, previous owner) of StuccoHouse.

In a pure stroke of genius, he planted these three lilac trees next to these three casement windows.

As I write this post, a nice breeze is blowing lilac scent into my livingroom.

I'm sure he didn't intend it at the time, but those trees also do a nice job of covering an ugly downspout.


Joe said...

Hey, that's funny, I just posted the same thing on my blog!

Things are Blooming

fred@opc said...

Ahh... lilacs... Takes me back to childhood. We don't have lilacs here, but in the cut-off in our old row home community, lilacs and honeysuckle were EVERYWHERE. I can almost smell them.

Jennifer said...

Lilacs are so pretty! I was pleasantly surprised to discover our ugly bush was in fact a lilac once we trimmed the massive tree canopy above it so it could get sun!

Sandy said...

Don't you just love it when there is one thing that is SO right?! I just love lilacs.

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