Next week, when Lilacs are in full bloom, I will be starting my big photo shoot at the Arboretum. I've been hired to photograph 250 Lilac portraits for a book and am very excited. Two days ago a friend posted a photo of the first Lilac in bloom on facebook. I wandered up and down her street (until I finally had to ask for the exact location) to see the buds and blooms. Beautiful.