Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Crape Myrtle Trees

The crape myrtle trees have been in bloom 
here in the Shire for a couple of weeks now.

They are everywhere you look: white flowering, violet, pink, 
and my very favorite, watermelon-red.

This photo is a cropped version of one from

Today I was downtown, walking in the heat and humidity.
The air was stifling, in fact.
And then my path led me through a tunnel of watermelon-red crape myrtle trees.
The shade felt great, and hundreds of tiny faded red blossoms 
were scattered across the path like petals in a wedding procession.
Made an ordinary day a little special.

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