The Crape Myrtle, also spelled Crepe, is a popular ornamental flowering tree in many southern landscapes. They are easy to grow and maintain, and are quite showy throughout the summer months. The blooms have a crepe-like appearance, thus the name. When Crape Myrtles are blooming profusely, you know summer is in full-swing because they LOVE the heat.
We have four with white blooms and when the wind blows it appears to be snowing. These trees are quite messy, constantly shedding blooms, peeling bark, and breaking limbs. The edge of our driveway, where three of them reside, is caked with white blooms. I can almost pretend it snowed. This watermelon-colored tree is our next door neighbor's. It droops over our driveway leaving the ground and concrete carpeted with pink. A messy but beautiful tree.
100mm | f/8 | ISO 400 | 1/320 sec