04 June 2008

HNT - Lilacs


I am thinking of the lilac-trees,
That shook their purple plumes,
And when the sash was open,
Shed fragrance through the room.
- Mrs. Anna S. Stephens, The Old Apple-Tree


89 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning!

Vixen said...

Love how that turned out. Really pretty.
happyHNT!

Evening said...

What a beautiful picture!! Don't you just love lilacs?

HHNT.

Masquerade said...

You're so beautiful, Dana. I hope somebody tells you that every single freakin day.

Baby said...

What a lovely photo!!!!!! Happy HNT

Jay said...

Running through the park naked? Now that's what I'm talking about! ;-)

Ms. Inconspicuous said...

That's just *gorgeous*. Tis the time of the season for all kinds of blooms, no?

Happy HNT!

Jules said...

That's so beautiful.

Matt-Man said...

Simply gorgeous Dana. The sight and the smell, perfect. Cheers!!

Osbasso said...

Snortin' the lilacs again, huh?

Adam Apple said...

My interest in gardening has just been rekindled.

HHNT!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely garden!!

MarcelloNYC said...

Beautiful!

HHNT!

Ro said...

A lovely picture :)

I used to have a lilac tree and, indeed, its scent was noticeable from so far away ... I can never smell lilac without remembering.

Happy HNT to you!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I shall never again think of lilacs in the same way I did before this morning. Lovely!

Dana said...

PP, the lilacs were just too tempting!

Vixen, thank you! HHNT!

Evening, lilacs are the best - delicate yet strong!

Dana said...

Masquerade, I think maybe I should learn to tell myself that every day.

Baby, thank you! HHNT!

Jay, that would be frolicking, not running *wink*

Dana said...

Ms. I, we were slow in getting the blooms this year, but now that they are here ...

Jules, thank you! HHNT!

Matt-Man, I sometimes wonder if the most beautiful part of the lilac isn't the smell.

Dana said...

Os, there is something adictive about those lilacs ...

Adam, nature is a wonderful prop!

BadBadGirl, thank you!

Dana said...

MarcelloNYC, thank you! HHNT!

Ro, my grand parents had a lilac tree in their front yard when I was growing up. The scent still brings the strongest memories.

Nick, you must be leery of those lilac nymphs!

Amorous Rocker said...

Lilacs are so pretty! Even more lovely with you hiding behind them. Very pretty picture! Happy HNT!

Mike said...

so thats whats behind the flower bush lol HHNT

Naughty-I said...

The is a very nice picture. I like the purple against your skin. Being naked in nature is always nice. HHNT

Lu' said...

Hot damn! pixie, minx, soft, butter, the things first popping into my head. Visually apealing, really. The colors are GREAT. There is no oops here, damn you did it again :)

Richard said...

Beautiful and colorful.

Dana said...

Amorous, it was kind of fun playing in the lilacs!

Mike, did you see the bush move?

Naughty-I, being nekkid is just plain nice!

Dana said...

Lu, you are so silly! Wanna come play in the lilacs with me?

Richard, thank you! HHNT!

Mike said...

Well i thought i saw some flowers move but it could of been something else that moved lol

Lu' said...

Play in the Lilacs, now that sounds tempting. I wouldn't want to be nekkid though, there would be a whole lot a shakin' goin' on:)

buffalodickdy said...

You look like Eve right after having an apple as a snack....

Anonymous said...

Great picture! I love how sneaky you look hiding there. And you're grass is so green! HHNT! :)

doggybloggy said...

"LOOK - its a wood nymph"

ATLLG said...

It would be tough not to sneeze wouldn't it was I waited not so patiently for the chance to be near that beauty! But it would be SO worth it! WOW!

HHNT!

Bond said...

You are officially the Queen of HNT...and is the house next to yours for sale!? hehehe

Dana said...

Mike, it might have been a bug - there were lots of critters out there *wink*

Lu, I'm sure we could both shake things up a bit!

Buff, I do have a bit of a devious look in my eyes, don't I?

Dana said...

FF, I had to be a bit sneaky - those lilacs are in my front yard!

DB, maybe next time you are foraging for mushrooms in the woods you'll come across one of the elusive nymphs!

ATTLG, as long as I don't sneeze and lose my "cover" we should be OK!

Dana said...

Bond, do I get a tiara with that title?? The house next door isn't for sale, but the one across the street is!

Real Live Lesbian said...

Stunning! I'd love to see a big pic of the backyard! The grass looks fabulous! ;)

Hank said...

whatcha hiding from? your beautiful and do not need to hide

hhnt

Mike said...

A bug? well why didn`t you say as i would of only been too willing to check your bush for those little critters! lol

Biscuit said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I can almost smell the lilacs, and boy would I love to find a beautiful naked woman hiding amongst mine!

Bina said...

What can I say. Once again this is a beautiful picture! And Lilacs are my all time favorite flower, or shrub, or bush, whatever you call them. Can anything be better than that smell?

Well, I guess something can be better! YOU ding behind it!

the good doctor said...

You look as good as they smell. ;)And the green background just adds so much to this shot.

Anonymous said...

That makes me think of lilac wine, and that makes me think... What a beautiful Nature Girl you make.

g-man said...

Daring and provocative with the scent of lilacs. Nicely done!!

As American as Apple Pie said...

Love the lilacs! I'm glad they finally bloomed! It must have been fun sneaking around in your front yard. Very daring!

Dana said...

RLL, the back yard isn't very exciting, but the front is quite colorfull this year. I've been discussing doing a vlog with a fellow blogger so, if the weather is nice, you might get to see it tomorrow!

Hank, thank you *blushes* HHNT!

Mike, somehow that just sounds ... well ... wrong *giggle*

Dana said...

Biscuit, the best part of taking these pics was that I smelled like lilacs all night long! Next time you walk by your lilacs, you might want to look really close to see who might be hiding there!

Bina, I was wishing I could blog the smell - it always makes me smile!

Good Dr., thank you! HHNT!

Dana said...

Not2Shy, it's my Seattle upbringing that makes me this way.

G-Man, I think the thrill of the "catch" was the most fun in this process.

Apple, if the truth be known, I should have been a nudist ... but don't tell anyone!

Mike said...

*goes bright red! re reading it and it does sound not just wrong but a little naughty too lol

Knight said...

I am thinking of the plumes shaking behind the lilac tree. Somehow I can actually smell the scent. Interesting new twist on exciting the senses with your hnt.

The Troll said...

Great color and composition. Outstanding! You should play Mute Mondays!

Happy HuNTing.

Dana said...

Mike, naughty isn't necessarily bad as long as it's done in good taste!

Knight, there is just something about the smell of lilacs that drives me wild ... and makes me want to get half-nekkid in the front yard!

Troll, thank you! I may have to take a look at Mute Mondays.

Mike said...

Well i hope it was taken the right way? as i do get carried away sometime lol

Leighann said...

If your neighbors suddenly come up missing, and I move in next door.... think nothing of it!

lecram said...

Oh that is both stunning and provocative. Love it! Cheers and Happy HNT!

cat said...

Stunning, Truly.

I think Lilacs are my favorite flower. To bad here in the mid-west they only last a short time.

May I ask who took this picture?

Very good photo.

Lapis Ruber said...

Naked gardening - I'm all for it (except when pruning roses). That's a great picture. Happy HNT.

Hester said...

That looks professionally done Dana. I love lilacs. We had two in our yard when I was a child. One was white and one was purple and they were right next to the clothesline. It was a mixed blessing. I loved the smell of them as I hung up clothes but was terrified of the ever present bees! I'm glad you didn't have bees in yours ;-)

The Covert Lover said...

Gorgeous shot! And so exciting being outdoors half naked!:)

HHNT!

Karen said...

Wow. Half Naked outside. Daring!

Dana said...

Mike, we're good! Prude is not a word that is EVER used to describe me *wink*

Leighann, this doesn't have anything to do with that blue barrel I saw in their driveway, does it?

Lecram, thank you! HHNT!

Greg & Sheryl said...

What an unforgettable shot. Bravo! Happy HNT!

Dana said...

Cat, we usually have the lilacs for about a week. They are already starting to drop buds. Oh, and I take ALL of my own HNT's. I've got a tripod and a timer on the camera and do the best that I can with them!

Lapis, roses could be dangerous ... indeed!

Hester, fortunately there were no bees, in fact I haven't seen any bees yet this spring!

Blissfully Wed said...

I love the touch of mystery in that shot.

HHNT!

Dana said...

Covert, I *heart* being outside nekkid! It really does feel good!

Karen, or illegal ... but only if I get caught!

G & S, thank you so much! HHNT!

SeaRabbit said...

Lovely portrait! The lilacs were amazing this year here too!!
HHNT!

bdenied said...

A great HNT and before I looked and saw the photo of Jamie Lee I thought, Wow she looks like Jamie Lee...you do you really do.

Luka said...

Beautiful. Love it!

The Mountain Cat said...

Dana, Are you in the Garden of Eden?

Naughty K said...

What a beautiful an erotic photo... HHNT!

Micky-T said...

DANA !!!!!!!

WOW !!!!!!!

I CAN SMELL THAT PICTURE !!!!!

I Smile 2 Much said...

Ab.so.lute.ly GORGEOUS! I luv your expression, the subtle*y of this entire pose ... & the sensuality of it. I always look forward each week 2 "seeing" U. You are soooo naturally beautiful. The lilacs are pretty too. You have sexy shoulders too. Oh heck. I just *really* like this a lot. Happy SO VERY PRETTY HNT 2 U Dana ; )

Dana said...

Bliss, thank you! HHNT!

SeaRabbit, I just couldn't let the lilacs go without borrowing them for a few minutes.

BDenied, Jamie Lee?? Now that is a compliment!

Dana said...

Luka, thank you! HHNT!

Mt. Cat, I am in the garden of eden and I ate that damn apple!!

NaughtyK, erotic? Thank you!

Dana said...

Micky, I can smell it too!

ISmile, you are always so kind - thank you!!

Mike said...

phew and wipes my brow *wink lol

Jeff B said...

The heck with stopping and smelling the roses.

Boo(duh) said...

Lovely as always, Dana. I love the curve of your shoulder!

Mariposa said...

Beautiful...LOvely! I 'm loving your HNT!!!

HHNT!

Mina said...

A very sexy and stunning HNT!!!

Anonymous said...

First time visitor; I am hooked!

Dana said...

Boo(Duh), my shoulders are one of the parts of my body that I've always liked!

Jeff, come smell my lilacs!

Mariposa, thank you! HHNT!

Dana said...

Mina, thank you! HHNT!

Kannon7, thanks for stopping by! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your visit!!

tt said...

as always, you captured nature beautifully!! It really is a pretty picture.

Cin said...

I love the smell of lilacs. Beautiful flowers, beautiful words, beautiful photo.

Neil Benson said...

You are a veritable goddess. If Paris had seen you first then the whole Trojan war thing would never have happened.

Do you think if I posed that way I would get as many comments?

Dana said...

tt, I'm not one who is big on portraits but I think the lilacs obscured my face enough that it hopefully doesn't come across as a portrait.

b>Cin,/b> I know it's spring when I smell the lilacs.

Neil, *blushes* You know, for some reason it's usually the women who end up with lots of comments on HNT but you could certainly give it a shot! I'd come ogle!

d2b said...

Beautiful picture, really love the flowers and want to pick some right now ;)

Happy belated HNT!