Thursday, May 20, 2010
This past weekend we took a road trip to Rochester, NY for my brother-in-law's graduation the Lilac Festival!!! Lucky for him, his graduation just happened to coincide with this VERY important event so we attended that as well.
Lilacs are the reason I want a house. I wanted to plant a lilac bush right outside my bedroom window, and wake up every morning (in May) to the beautiful aroma. Then I read that lilacs attract A LOT of bees. Ever since being stung by a bee on my 14th birthday, I start hyperventilating whenever one is in close proximity. So maybe I'll plant that bush further away from the window.
But back to the festival... and the graduation. 
500 varieties of lilac, 1200 bushes... I was in heaven, albeit a very cold heaven. Having been promised 65 degrees and sunshine I was not dressed for the 50 degrees, clouds and wind that greeted us. But that did not prevent me from going picture crazy and I got hundreds of great shots.
Here are two that are perfect for the theme this week:

(click on the photos for larger size)

And here's one of the proud graduate. Or rather his side/back.
And while we're on the subject of photography, does anyone have any experience with bubbles in your lens? I found 2 tiny ones while cleaning the back end of the lens, contacted Canon and they want me to send it in for repair. I can't picture myself without a lens for 2-4 weeks. Google brought up several forums where people say one or two bubbles are perfectly fine. Any opinions?



Shannon Bieger said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Amy said...

I just knew, when I saw all the comments from you, that you'd have a new post up!

I am so jealous you got to go to the Lilac Festival. Between the sights, the smells, and taking pictures, I would have been in heaven, too!

And congrats to your BIL.

Rebekah said...

Loving the pink shot!

Jen said...

Very pretty, I really like the pink one!

Bec said...

I love love love the very first shot!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful lilacs!

Whimsical Creations said...

I went to the Lilac festival this weekend, too!

Beautiful shots.

Lena said...

Thanks ladies!
Amy, you should definitely go if it's not too far from you. It took us about 6 hours to get there.

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