I don't know how old they are, but the two lilac trees that are here must be practically ancient. They have huge trunks that are all gnarled and split showing lots of character. The rain finally let up this morning after waiting three days to get some pics. So here they are. Spring is finally here!
About the bird in it - His tail is still hanging in there at 4 Ft. His longest two juvenile feathers have dried up, but were not molted. Everything else in his tail is growing out as adult plumage. His saddle feathers are still growing and currently measure 27.25". His soft texture shows especially good in the bottom photo.