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After Rothko
Stairs
Sunset Over the Sound
Migration to its best
House Chores
Fishing Pier at Sunset
Chat Time
blue heron
tree before black sky
Posing for the photographer
Sharp eyes on a mound
Lilac Blooms
Roadside
Impressionist lake, early morning mist rises
Into the Wild
Trees In Purple Sunset
Pale beeches, impressions of late fall
A Path Through the Woods
Float On
Paddleboarding at pohick bay
Catamount Yurt
on safari in Maasai Mara
Offering Prayer
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Lilac Blooms

Every year, at the end of May, the lilac bushes behind our house (and throughout the town) erupt with beautiful purple flowers that smell heavenly! This year, the lilacs bloomed the day before a large snowstorm was predicted, so I spent the day photographing them in all different light before they were killed by the frost. In the end, they managed to survive the snow, but the post-snow blooms were more haggard-looking and worn-out (although they still smelled wonderful).

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Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States of America
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© Heather Stafford.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2014
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 26, 2016, 11:28 a.m.
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