Knowing how you love those lilacs I cut a huge bunch of them...
A side note here: I have allergies, and these past four weeks, they have been raging. I wake up every night at 3 am and have to use my allergy nasal spray, I take another medicine to control the rest of my symptoms and my asthma. Closing myself up in a small car with a bucketful (or actually a plastic pitcher full) of lilacs was not the brightest thing I've done this week.
I stopped the car at one point and contemplated chucking the whole mess out, but settled on snapping this pic instead. See how the flowers are stroking my shoulder in a menacing fashion? They did this the whole ride home, in addition to almost choking me with their granny-perfume.
Once they were in the house, with room for fragrance dissipation, they were quite lovely. I hope they make it to Sunday, as they opened a week and a half early this year, and are slightly past their prime.