Saturday, August 9, 2008

Crepe Myrtle


Not only is the flower of the crepe myrtle pretty but the bark is too. The bark shedding is a natural process...or so Google says.

25 comments:

Jan said...

Beautiful photos. That bark looks moldy! Maybe it's just more colorful in GA, as opposed to CA.

GranmaL said...

Beautiful.

Carletta said...

I've always loved crepe myrtles.
The photo of the bark is awesome!

Ash said...

Great colors, detail and texture. Lovely!

diXymiss said...

Lovely shots. I especially like the vivid, green, ruffled lichen in contrast to the smooth, brown bark.

June said...

My crepe myrtles must be too young to have their bark do this. As for the flower, it's one of the most breathtaking around. Great shot to show it!

Abraham Lincoln said...

The crepe myrtle is a nice bush or tree. Not sure what to call it. The flowers are lovely.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

OH! I just love the bark! It'd wonderful. And the flower is pretty too. ;-)

Cathy said...

Jan - the part on the bark that looks moldy is lichen.

Living in Southwest Georgia - crepe myrtle is in abundance. Beautiful pictures!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

It does look pretty though... the flowers are very nice!! Great photography, Dot.

The Texican said...

One of my favorites, Dot. They grow in such a wide variety of climes too. Pappy

Judy said...

I have never seen Crepe Myrtle before. It's beautiful and you're right the bark is too.

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

Hi Dot,
Nice colour pink and was'nt the myrthe a part of a love flower? Or am I mistaken...

Happy weekend from JoAnn/Holland
(almost back from holiday)

Dick said...

Hi Dot, I'm back. Beautiful pictures.

ga.farmwoman said...

I just love crepe myrtles. It just looks like home when I see the purple, lavenders, and white blooms in the summer.
Beautiful photos.
Have a great weekend.

deborah wilson said...

It sure is pretty. I have 5 crepe myrtle's in my yard, all pink. The larger it gets, the prettier it gets.

happyone said...

Nice pictures!! Thanks to you I now know what that plant is called. :-)
It's in bloom all over the place around here too.

JunieRose2005 said...

:) We love the Crepe Myrtles! We have '51', and a variety of colors. The light pink is my favorite color!




Junie

Kostas said...

Amazing photographs with beautiful colours and nuances.
The mushroom in the trunke is fantastic!

Andrea said...

Crepe Myrtle's are beautiful. You captured this one well.

Kelli said...

We have lots of crepe myrtles here. Our neighbor's trees are shedding like crazy!
~Kelli

Becky and Gary said...

Absolutely stunning pictures. So glad I dropped by!

fishing guy said...

Dot: That Crepe Myrtle is really pretty.

Paulie said...

Both the peeling bark and the flower are just gorgeous!

quilly said...

The Crepe Myrtle sheds its bark to rid itself of pests -- like the lichen which is so decorative and part of the reason we like the trees!

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