what a name. what a flower. blooming all over this old town and as pretty as can be. i didn’t grow up with crepe myrtle in my backyard and so for me the flower still feels like the stuff of novels–just another part of a romanticized south where porch doors slam and dusty yards get swept with a broom, and moms are called mama. and then i see it all fuschia and brilliant in the summer haze, and it’s as real as can be and even more beautiful than that. oh, crepe myrtle, you’re gonna make me lonesome when i go…
p.s. tomorrow i will be one quarter of a century old, and to mark the occasion, i might bring a few of your blooms into my little house. yes, i think i will. i hope you don’t mind.
oooh, crepe myrtle. that's a new one to me. i love it already.
happy almost birthday!
they are so beautiful aren't they!
Happy birthday……a day early 🙂 xoxo
they lined my front yard as i kid. i love their color & name as well. happy almost 25 Erin!
Yay! Happy birthday!! And I agree – crepe myrtles are gorgeous.
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it kind of makes up for the unbearably hot summer days in the south…doesn't it? "look here," it seems to say, "i need this heat to be, you see?"
happy early birthday… xo
Happy birthday, beautiful!
well happy almost birthday erin!!!
Oooh, how beautiful! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY, a little early 🙂
Happy Birthday! I am still so impressed with the fact that your b-day falls on 'Canada Day'. No wonder you are so wonderful! 😉
p.s. I had never even heard of Crepe Myrtles until I moved here 3 years ago. They are just lovely in those gorgeous photos. xo
i don't think i've ever seen that plant. it's wonderful and hope you have a wonderful birthday, too!
Almost your birthday?
Sending happiness and good wishes your way!!
Happy (pre)birthday! I love that name, Crepe Myrtle. I think it would make a good cat name 🙂
Wow, so pretty!
And Happy (early) Birthday!
what a great description! i don't think i've ever had the pleasure of meeting a crepe myrtle – but would certainly love to sometime!
I love the name too! and so pretty. I know we have some crepe myrtle blooming here where I live, I'm sure of it… I just have to pay attention a bit more! I really need to stop and smell the roses so to speak…
happy birthday tomorrow!! 🙂
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