Now blooming, where I live in upstate New York, are these beautiful landscape trees.
These Japanese lilacs, Latin name Syringa reticulata, bloom later than the "traditional" lilacs of May, but are welcome as there aren't too many blooming trees right now after the great rush of late spring.
Here's another closeup picture. Rather than a bush, they grow as a tree, growing up over 25 feet (7.6 meters) tall.
A beautiful blue sky from Tuesday shows one off.
This year, I think they are going to have a fantastic blooming season. These trees are very hardy and thrive in our climate zone.
Join Parul and other tree loving bloggers each second and fourth Thursday of the month, for #ThursdayTreeLove.