I just took a photo of the lilac tree in my backyard.
I drove a nail into the railing on my back deck. I braced the camera against the nail and lined up the left edge of the frame to the edge of the shed. I’ll add a new photo every day until the tree is in full bloom. Press the play button on the embedded slide show and watch the lovely lilac flowers come into bloom. If the results are interesting, I’ll eventually post a time-lapse video of the whole thing.
I’ve also planted sunflowers up against the shed and the fence on the right. The sunflowers can grow up to 4 metres (translation for American readers: that’s really high; think Day of the Triffids). I’m more interested in the sunflowers than the lilac tree.
UPDATE (Oct. 17/09): The slideshow has been removed and replaced with the lilac tree and sunflower photos. The final time-lapse video can be viewed at Time-lapse Sunflowers.