Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Waiting for the Crape Myrtle to Bloom

Fall is here...

The crape myrtle leaves are starting to turn red and brown. Has it just been a few months since Al planted them by himself? Yes, he planted the trees himself - he perseveringly (is there such a word?) dug through the solid limestone 1 hole a day for each of the 8 trees/shrubs!

(The Mexicans I contracted with never returned after digging a few holes, discovering solid limestone a few inches below the top soil and renegotiating the price - mucho trabajo... otro precio...)

Anyway, here are the "fruits" of Al's hard labor. They were taken early in the summer. It's just too precious not to share ... Enjoy!

Waiting for the Tres Marias to bloom...

July 2
1st crape myrtle tree planted. 1st buds.

July 12
10 days later...Same tree, same buds. 1 flower has broken out!

July 20
18 days later...Same tree, same buds. All flowers are out!


The other crape myrtle tree surprised us when one day, it was full of blooms.


The Tres Marias from a different angle...

"Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation:
seed-bearing plants and
trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it,
according to their various kinds."
And it was so.
The land produced vegetation:
plants bearing seed according to their kinds and
trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds.
And God saw that it was good.
And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day."

Genesis 1:11-13 (NIV)

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Tracy P. September 24, 2008 at 12:48 PM  

Gorgeous trees! The don't grow here, but I've seen how stunning they are in Georgia.

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