Something amazing happened! Our lilac tree produced an offspring and here she is. My husband noticed this anomaly before I did. As I have posted before, our weather in Southern California this year has been uncharacteristic to say the least. Unseasonably warm for long stretches of time and rain in the summer and early fall. Quite unusual. To have a lilac tree in this warm climate, we have a specific variety and it only blooms in February or March. That is it, nothing more. Welcome, Daughter Lilac, we hope you stay awhile.