I love my lilacs. I probably post about them every year, but it bears repeating. The older bush hasn't produced much this year so most of my photos have been of our newer bush which is a deeper color, kind of a raspberry. The bush is only a few feet tall but it's full of blossoms.
The colors on my original lilacs vary so much, often having a blue tone. They are very fragrant and even with fewer blossoms this year, I can smell them in the air when I step outside.
Spring blossoms are so fleeting. I'd love to have a flower garden that lasts through the Summer, but with our temperatures in the 90s and sometimes over 100, it's just a challenge to keep flowers growing. We don't have shady areas for planting and the hot summer wind just knocks the poor plants on their backsides. Our soil is not good for planting either and I'd have to bring in boatloads of dirt. Maybe someday I'll live somewhere else that's better suited to having a garden. For now, I just enjoy the little bit of beauty that we have on the lilac bushes. I found someone else enjoying them too.