“Who sees color in Western New York in Decemeber? As I was backing out of my driveway I noticed some color,” Sandra Barras of Dunkirk wrote to the OBSERVER. “I stopped and saw that my lilac bush had a blossom on it! It also had several leaves popping out! I’ve never seen a sight like it. It was so refreshing to see color in December!” Barras took the photo before the major Christmas snowstorm.