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!
1st crape myrtle tree planted. 1st buds.
18 days later...Same tree, same buds. All flowers are out!
"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."