Any day now, the lilacs in front of the Library will be blooming! Here's a photo of how they looked yesterday.
Our lilacs have white flowers. The New Hampshire state flower is the Purple Lilac, which is probably the most commonly found lilac, but lilacs come in many colors and shades as you'll see in Lilacs: A Gardener's Encyclopedia by John L. Fiala [635.93387 FIA].
The NH Governor's Lilac and Wildflower Commission is holding its 20th annual Lilac Photo Contest this year. Contest rules and last year's photo winners are here.
Now, sit down and relax a little with Rachmaninoff's Op. 21 No. 5 titled "Lilacs."