(can be spelled "Crape" Myrtle too)
Here's a close up of some of it's branches...
I planted this one, along with 3 others, 4 years ago.
Last summer when it bloomed I discovered it had 2 different colored flowers growing on it- one half of the tree/shrub had pink flowers, the other half were white :)
To me- it is the most beautiful Crepe Myrtle I have ever seen- and I have never seen another one like it.
This shrub started off with one root...just like the others I planted- but this one grew taller, and broader, and always bloomed the best of all the others.
But this one speaks to me- I come in contact with it almost every day...it's on my side of the driveway- it brushes my car everytime I drive out.
Mostly it makes me think of my closest friend and I... but of other friends too.
It makes me think about Unity and Freedom. A connection at our foundation, but the freedom to grow and become who and what we were meant to become.
I love this tree- I don't wish for it to be anything other than what it is.
In some ways this tree represents my life at the moment- and when I take the time to stop and look at it- I am stunned at how lovely it is.
It isn't perfect...but few things are. I have made big mistakes- but nothings's died.
If I ever move from this house- I will miss this Crepe Myrtle...but until then- it reminds me everyday to be grateful.
And if different colored flowers can grow from the same root, on the same tree, then I of course see something else~
What makes us different is part of what makes us so beautiful.
And when you see that, and I see that...we are united in love-- but still free to express ourselves- free to disagree- but being mindful to be kind- to choose our words carefully.
When the rains come- we both get wet. When the sun rises, we both bask in it's glory.
If a dog comes over, we'll both get peed on :)
Life is funny that way~and I am thankful...
(I was speaking of dogs in general- not my beloved pooch K9! :)