I realize that statement can be taken a variety of ways. It certainly seems plenty of people are "mad" in 2020. It's true whether we're talking about anger "mad" or chaos "mad" during this year that everyone is calling "unprecedented." From a pandemic to a hotly-debated election, there's plenty of madness to go around.
So I guess I wasn't surprised that our lilacs are going mad, too. Not a single one bloomed this past spring. We figured that a frost had nipped them in the bud - literally.
However, last week as I returned to the farmstead after umpteen trips to the field as go-fer, I noticed a few purple blooms among the greenery.
I went for a closer look and to take a few photos (of course).
Anyway, Google tells me that lilacs and other spring blooming shrubs can sometimes be tricked into re-blooming when warm fall weather comes after a cool-down, or after a stressful summer.
"A stressful summer" ... Yes, add that to a stressful spring and it's no wonder the world is topsy-turvy. At least in this instance, there's some beauty in the mayhem.
So I will enjoy this particular anomaly ... however short-lived it is as another cold front barrels through today.