They are scattered virtually everywhere in this part of the yard.
"Poor cwabappull twee", says Dante sympathetically. "Last week yoo wuz absolootly gloryus an' dis week yoo is jus' ordinary."
"So, I giffs yoo a hug to let yoo noes dat I luvs yoo anyways! Wemembah, dere's always next yeer."
Even though the sweet fragrance of the apple blossoms died on the wind that carried them away, Dante detects a stronger, more heavenly scent on the other side of the yard.
The lilacs are blooming!
This is a common lilac bush with lavender blooms. It can grow to 10 feet or more, and it's best to keep it trimmed (yeah, right!).
Here is another variety called a French Lilac, which can grow 10 to 15 feet tall. It's blooms are a much more vibrant purple.
This is a picture of the northeast corner of the yard. There are forget-me-nots growing under the maple bush. Dante is hoping they will spread around the entire garden base as ground cover.
"Well, if dey kin doos it, so kin I", declares Dante. "I kin LIE LIKE a LILAC any day of the week, but unfortunately I just doan smell as good."
Right after Mommy took these pictures, Daddy finally mowed the back yard. He still needs to do whipPURR snipping on the patio and elsewhere, but we're worried he just might cut the cord instead!
I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens next time ...