Originally uploaded by tallasiandude.
The weather this past week and a half or so was pretty brutal on the psyche. Gray and shadow all around, the rain forcing practices to be cancelled and making it hard to go out and exercise in general.
But the rain really beat the crap out of the lilacs. They should have been in full bloom and going strong right about now, filling the air with their rich fragrance, but instead there are still a few half-open buds and even those that are open look beaten down, much of their scent seemingly drowned and washed away by the recent deluge.