Highland Park in Rochester, New York is the home to the annual Lilac Festival. One of the oldest festivals in the United States. Featuring 500 varieties of lilacs and hundreds more of rhododendrons, magnolias, azaleas, flowering bushes and trees. The park hosts a concert of fragrances and colors.
The festival has had to deal with the same rainy weather that has dominated the northeast this Spring and was closed for a few days. It was still raining when I visited after the festival reopened last week. People were determined to enjoy the festival and came with umbrellas and parkas. The weather slowly improved and left a vibrant and lush landscape of colors.
My wife and I met up with a couple, Dave and Gillian, whom I meet at Walt Disney World last January when I hosted a photowalk on Main Street USA. Dave is the photographer in the collage above lining up a colorful flowering tree in his viewfinder. Thanks for showing us around!