Crape Myrtle view
We have a little room off of the kitchen that we call our breakfast room - it was a back porch when we moved into the house and we had it enclosed. The crape myrtle outside one of the windows has been spectacular this year. We had heavy rains and thunderstorms yesterday afternoon which beat the flowers down a little but you really can't tell it in the photo.
This is one of the prettiest crape myrtles in our garden and believe it or not, we tried to kill it when we first moved in. We thought it was planted in a bad place and it didn't fit in with our design plans at the time. Needless to say, after numerous attempts of cutting it down, it simply came back with a vengeance. At the time, I didn't know that these plants are indestructible. Add them to the list of cock roaches and Cher as to what will survive a nuclear holocaust. Long story short, we laugh about it now because it is now such a beautiful tree.