I meant to put these pictures in with the other May flowers post I put up earlier in the week but Mother Nature doesn't just do what I want. Lilacs always bloom where I live by the time my birthday rolls around but this year they were late. I'm not sure if it was due to the longest winter ever that we had this year or just that this particular lilac bush is a lazy slow bloomer. Growing up we had a gigantic purple lilac bush and then some kind of white lilac tree in our yard. The one in my yard now isn't very lush but even though there are fewer flowers they still put off a pretty big scent.
This last picture of the bouquet of tulips that my mom brought me on my birthday. :)