Lilac Time

Japanese Lilac in triangle at the corner of Kings Highway and Lakeshore Boulevard
Japanese Lilac in triangle at the corner of Kings Highway and Lakeshore Boulevard

A tree surgeon told us our area and Oakridge Drive were the most hit the worst in Monroe County. We needed more coffee beans from Canaltown so drove by way of Oakridge. The street borders the park on the opposite side of ours and the gypsy moth invasion is bad there but not as bad as it is here. The trees are always green on the other side of the park.

On the way over there I spotted some flowering trees in the middle of the island at the intersection of Kings Highway and Lakeshore Boulevard. We walked over there this morning before the rain and the trees were incredibly fragrant. Peggi identified them as Japanese Lilacs with her iNaturalist app. We missed the Lilac (and fried dough) Festival in May but I have a feeling this was better.

“Communion is not the reward of saints, but the bread of sinners” – Pope Francis

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