We have 2 lilac bushes in our yard, though most people would never know. They sit at the back of our yard and are somewhat neglected. They are beautiful varieties of lilac, so I can't wait for them to bloom each year. Once they are done blooming, they tend to blend in with the many weeds that seem to overrun that area of my yard during the hot summer months. No matter how hard I try, I just can't seem to control the weeds that grow around them. I checked in on them the other day and they are doing really well this year despite the neglect. In about 6 weeks, these stems and emerging leaves should produce beautiful blooms for me to photograph. I can't wait.
P.S. Sorry about the grain on these. I accidentally shot them at an ISO of about 1800 (really high ISO for outside and during the day) because I had been shooting inside right before these were taken. I hate it when I forget to change my ISO!!! Other information: f/4.5 and 1/8000 sec.