Okay, say that title fast three times -- I dare ya!!
These are photos I've taken this summer of just a few of the many crape myrtles that were blooming around my neighborhood. I couldn't get over how many different pinks and purples that popped up all over the place - in trees and bushes all over Cloverdale -- it was quite a colorful display!
It was hard to take any "dramatic" shots of individual flowers, since each mass was made of of hundreds of frilly little flower cups like this:
And doesn't this frilly hot pink number look like something Carmen Miranda would have worn off her shoulders??
But en masse these crape myrtles really look lovely against a lush green summer landscape: