I think this is a very old lilac. The tree was as tall as our roofline when we moved in, which is quite tall, but it was badly damaged in an icestorm a number of years ago. We thought we might lose it, but it has recovered. I hope we can take a start of this lilac to our new house
This is a more standard kind of lilac, but fragrant and beautiful as well.
We've been curious to see what would bloom at the new house. The first bloomer is this large rhododendren near the creek. You can see Ray's makeshift planting station set up under the tree.
Closer view.And a slightly different rhodie just starting to bloom near the house.
I just can't resist taking flower pictures.