Crape Myrtle is one of my favorite trees in all seasons.
I showed how and why I love it in this post Japanese Crape Myrtle,
though only about flowers and barks.
After blooming almost all summer long, it's flamboyant autumn show arrives.
The tree has one of the most colorful autumn leaves.
Leaves in yellow, orangey crimson, and scarlet replace the summer blooms.
This tree can live from 50 to 150 years in general.
I once introduced about 300-year-old aged tree here,
The bark of the Crape Myrtle is shiny, silky smooth and thin.
With early summer foliage.
With snow in "The first snowfall of the season".
I took these pictures of autumn foliage under the too bright sun of noon
knowing noon is not an ideal time for photography.
As some of my Friends might have noticed, I've tried capturing
the sun with starburst effect in recent posts.
It's quite challenging but somehow it's fun.
This place is the nearest park, about five minutes walk, from my home.
There are three Crape Myrtles, five Chinese Tallows, one Liriodendron tulipifera,
some Cherry trees, and others - collection of my favorite trees!
From the left, Liriodendron tulipifera, Crape Myrtle, Chinese Tallow
The right side branches is Cherry Tree
When all my Grands get together, I'm glad to hear their cheerful shouts.
We love this park!
Linked to Mosaic Monday