The lilac bush that Walt planted years ago is a variety that usually only flowers every other year.
This year, we didn't expect any blossoms, but nature has
Maybe it's because of the mild wet weather we had nearly all winter. Whatever the cause, we don't mind.
Above is the whole lilac bush. In French, it's called un lilas [lee-'lah] and this one is 11 years old. I see a photo of it on this blog in a 2009 post, when the bush was much smaller.