Friday, August 21, 2009

Reaching for the Sky on Pink Saturday

Welcome to another Pink Saturday Event, hosted by Beverly, How Sweet the Sound. Click HERE for a full list of participants. You'll find a world of beautiful Pink.


This past week I noticed the Crepe Myrtles were finally starting to bloom. These little bushes have had a struggle over the past few years, but always manage to put out a few blooms for me. I have to say I'm quite embarrassed after looking at these pictures. It truly shows how far behind I am on the maintenance of the yard. So try to over look that and enjoy the beauty of the flowers..lol You can see here how tall they are actually getting. Almost above the lamp post. The other night there was a badger hiding amongst these beauties.




Although there are a few branches that need to "desperately" be cut out the blooms are incredibly beautiful.


Waxy like leaves. The Pink color is so intense this year.



Reaching for the sky

I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit today. We enjoyed having you. Beverly thanks once again, for hosting another beautiful Saturday filled with Pink. Don't forget to swing by Beverly's for a full list of those participating in today's event. I'll see you there.... hugs ~lynne~




19 comments:

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Lynne I love crepe myrtles- I left 2 behind in NM - I so wanted to dig them up and transport them but they don't do too well in cold! In Texas my aunt has myrtles that look like huge trees!!!

blessings
mary

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I love crepe myrtles. They always show up when so many of the annuals give out,
Have a great weekend.

xinex said...

So pretty, Lynne! I have them all over the front yard too and I love them!...Christine

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Oooh...I love crepe myrtles!!! I had a crepe myrtle tree with the same color of sweet pink blooms on it when I lived in south Texas! It's just too cold here for them....so thank you for sharing yours with me! Beautiful photos, Darlin'!

Is your weather starting to cool off in Mo., my friend? It's 3am right now...woke up from a sound sleep and here I sit! Hehe! But when I got up...I had to close the windows...it was just downright chilly! I think that Fall is well on its way here!

Girlfriend, I'm so sorry that I haven't been by sooner for a visit...it seems that I'm always playing "catch up". Thank you so much for coming by and thank you for your sweet, sweet birthday and blog well wishes!!! You always make me smile, Girlfriend!

Okay...I'm off to see your posts that I've missed...I think I seen a pretty tablescape waiting for me!

Love you Sweetie...
Chari

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Beautiful girl...this was my Dad's favorite tree had them all over his yard...sighs...We have tried to grow them here with now luck...I think were too high up ha ha!! Hope all is well in your world today my Dear friend...Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!



Lovely blooming yard!


~ Gabriela ~

Barb said...

Hey girl,

" A friend sees your flowers, not your broken fence" (or weeds).

Your plants are beautiful.

blessings,
Barbara Jean

Dolores said...

Our Crepe Myrtles here in South Texas are on their last leg of blooming, and I'm going to miss them so much! Even though we're in the midst of a terrible draught, the Crepe Myrtles have bloomed since early spring.

Have a good weekend!

susan said...

I think your yard looks great! Even tiny flaws show up in pictures--I guess that is where "picture perfect" comes from. I am startled everytime I see your Shih tzu widget--she looks just like my Jessie!

marty39 said...

Oh I love your gorgeous Crepe Myrtles. They are so pretty. We can't grow them here, but I do so love them. Hugs, Marty

Mary said...

Your photos are just lovely. The crepe myrtle blooms for a long period of time. You'll be able to enjoy that gorgeous pink for a while.
I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Jessica said...

I just love crepe myrtles....great pictures! I hope you and Mr. P. have a great weekend!

Big hugs~ J

Bellamere Cottage said...

We don't have Crepe Myrtles in our area of the country...And, I've actually only really seen them here, in blogland! Aren't they just stunning? :-) Great pink post....and it made me remember....oooopppps......I forgot to mention other pink posts in mine. OUCH....

Hugs,
Spencer

Claudia said...

I love your crape myrtles - not something you find in the northeast! They are so lovely. Happy Pink Saturday!

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Lynne! Oh, I just love your crepe myrtles and pink are my favs. I have one and it's just started to bloom. I seem to have lost my touch with nature this year! But I'm blaming it all on the heat! :) Hope all is going well with you.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

LV said...

Your Crepe Myrtles turned out really pretty. Min have not done well this year. Have not had enough rain. I enjoyed seeing how pretty your turned out.

♥Mimi♥ said...

I hate to be a broken record, but it's cold and gloomy here today and it rained all day yesterday! Hoping that I can get outside a bit to check out my gardens☺ Pink Saturday is bringing a little much needed and very welcome color into my home today. Thanks so much for participating. It's always so nice to visit your blog and see what's going on.

Hope your weekend is filled with sunshine and everyone you l♥ve. I'm hoping mine will be dry☺

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Lynne! Maybe I've seen them before, but this is the first time I've heard the name crepe myrtles. They are beautiful! I noticed your puppy on your right side bar! That's the first time I've seen anything like him too! LOVE his smile!! Happy Pink Saturday! Hope you and yours are having a wonderful weekend!
~tina

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Lynne ~ I sooo love crepe myrtles ~ I have two in my back yard!

Thanks for stopping by my blog ~ you are entered in my giveaway ~ good luck!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents