Lest you think the only thing I've been up to is braiding fabric, check out what we got from a friend:
You'll have to just deal with the mess, we actually play back here!
This is actually 1 of 4 mature lilacs but the computer an I are having issues. If they look a little lopsided to you that's because they are! Our friends were digging them out and tossing them because they were planted too close to the foundation. I'll have to deal with the lopsidedness for the rest of this summer but next year they should fill in great and I'll have the fragrant smell of lilacs all around my house! I'll even have something to get cuttings from to bring inside! Yipee!