Every day I drive this street to and from work.
Every day I have been watching. Watching and waiting. Hoping for a good lilac year.
And this has been a good one.
Last year, Wonderful Guy drove me around our fair burg to collect photos of the blooming trees. This past Saturday....we drove my way to work. Only this time we pulled over and took a bit of a walk.
This planting lines one of the main arteries of our fair burg, but at this point it is more a 'boulevard'.
The street is approaching a busy intersection, that was a four way stop on the outskirts of town when I approached work from a different direction 14 years ago.
These sentinels have seen the change.
Now they screen the adjacent neighborhood from the noise of the traffic.
The row of scent-iness continues for probably a block and a half, maybe two blocks.
And the bushes have been cared for. There is evidence of pruning at the base.
There is a goodly variety, that is for sure.
I wonder if it's the neighborhood's bailiwick, or the city who takes such good care. I surely would like to thank them.
(Click for big. They are worth it.)