I guess, technically speaking, the rhododendron is lavender.
And this hyacinth is actually pink and white.
We are having a week of lovely weather - sunny, in the 70's - while the weekend promises to be rainy. Isn't that the way it always seem to go? With DST, I could be out working into the yard until bedtime, but mowing grass at 9PM just feels unnatural. Maybe the weather forecasters will be wrong about the weekend rain; they are usually wrong the rest of the time.