Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Crape Myrtle

There's not a prettier summer bloom here in the south than the crape myrtle. This year they seem to be exceptional!





Bigger, brighter and fuller! The colors remind me of lipstick.






18 comments:

Nancy Medina said...

Beautiful pix Donna - and lipstick is the perfect way to describe that color!! hugs to you and the little ones...

Beverly said...

Yes, they are beautiful this year. I think we have the same color.

I chose this color because it is the color my grandmother had for her crepe myrtles. Sweet memories.

Your lawn and home are lovely.

Catherine Holman said...

I think lipstick is perfect too! It's beautiful!
Hugs,
Cathie

Donna said...

They DO look like lipsticks!!Hahaa...Ours is pretty also...I love them!!hughugs

Mimi Sue said...

It's so gorgeous. I know it didn't grow in California and I don't think it grows here in Utah. Wish it did. Beautiful. Mimi

Protege said...

Absolutely stunning! The contrast of the red flowers with the blue sky is amazing.;)
xo

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

How beautiful! I don't have any at my home....I have to look into those. So pretty!
Hugs,
Penny

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love the color!
Karla & Karrie

linda said...

Beautiful!

We've got the same colored Crape Myrtle in our front yard. I've always loved it!

Sherri said...

Donna, the crape myrtles are just beautiful here in Charlotte too! I saw a very unusual purple color yesterday-it is just gorgeous. I'll have to see if I can take a picture to show you! I agree, the color is like lipstick on yours.

Angie said...

Oh, they are beautiful, Donna, and your cottage is lovely!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It was lovely catching up with you thsi afternoon, Donna! I've always loved to see the crepe myrtles in the south ... I regret they can't tolerate the cold here.

The mourning dove and geraniums you painted are so pretty!

I like your new blog header..your home is so beautiful.

NCmountainwoman said...

They certainly are gorgeous. I wish they would grow around here.

Ruth Welter said...

I'm not that familiar with Crape Myrtle's Donna...yours is just beautiful. How long do the blooms last??

Ruth

MAYBELLINE said...

I know strange people that don't like them because of the "mess" they make. I look at the fallen petals as beautiful confetti.

My multi trunk Myrtle is "Watermelon" that my parents gave my husband and me as a wedding anniversary present years ago. They look great anytime of year.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gorgeous, Donna. They are loveliness in bloom!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Fifi Flowers said...

J'adore Crape Myrtles!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Beverly said...

You okay?