These are lilacs - specifically Josee Lilacs (I think so, anyway. I'm not a trained botanist.) I took the photograph using my DIY macro lens. These particular blooms were found in the Asian garden along the riverwalk in Des Moines, Iowa. Lilacs - and the smell of lilacs - always make me remember the few years I spent living in Lombard, Illinois and marching in the Lilac Parade with the Glenbard East marching band. I hate marching band.