Monday, May 24, 2010
The Crepe Myrtles are Beginning to Bloom!
This is a close up of one of my Crepe Myrtle flowers. I love the swirling yellow anthers! The yet to open flower buds! Oh so beautiful!
You can go here to get more information on the anatomy of the Crepe Myrtle flowers!
We have Red, White, Pink and Lavender Crepe Myrtles! Now I love 'em but I must admit when our pool (oh don't be too impressed it's an above ground pool but we love it all the same) is full of the flowers blown about by storms or winds...well let's just say the first vision of all the flowers swirling on the pool surface is stunning...then comes the clean up...not so stunning!
For now, I watch and wait...as the Lavender and Pink Crepe Myrtles are just beginning to bloom. The Red and White Crepe Myrtles will bloom later. Their colorful show of blooms lifts my spirits...we sit under these beauties during the heat of summer and bask in their glory!
I attempted to make some photos of our Mama Lavender Crepe Myrtle...she stands about 35 feet tall now but Mother Nature was not in a very cooperative mood! Her winds are strong today and every photo came out BLURRY! So I wait patiently until Mother Nature agrees to allow the Mama Crepe Myrtle to be photographed!