Speechless Sundays: Crepe Myrtle

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Real Estate Agent with RLAH Real Estate AB95346

When I come home from the office, I cut through an alley to get to my street, and I get to pass a gigantic tree with these amazing blossoms.  Crepe Myrtle trees are all over Washington, DC - probably all over the mid-Atlantic and south.  And every year I am amazed at the beauty and the variety of colors these trees come in.

Comments (33)

Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Patricia-Crepe Myrtles are big down here too. Must be a hearty plant to thrive in so many different climates.

Aug 17, 2014 10:27 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Patricia,

I'm also a fan of the Crepe Myrtles. They are so lovely to look at and make great backdrops for family pictures, MLS photos looks better when the Crepe Myrtles are blooming, and they look lovely down a tree-lined street. Also, they make me happy. Your post made me happy today too.

Aug 17, 2014 11:12 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Pat. I too love these and am going to get some to border a saide lot. Beautiful.

Aug 18, 2014 12:44 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

We do not have them up here in New England but what a beautiful tree. That sure is a nice welcome to see on your way home. Have a great Monday

Aug 18, 2014 12:55 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Very pretty Pat. Our garden flowers are peaking right now and regretfully it's reminding me that winter is not far off BUT I thank God for the beauty he has given us before the blanket of white to come.

Aug 18, 2014 01:05 AM
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

I love crepe myrtles. I have 5 or 6 of them around my house. I have to cut them back every year, because they grow about 6 feet each year.

Aug 18, 2014 03:54 AM
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

That's a very pretty photo. Beautiful flowers Patricia! Thanks for sharing :)

Aug 18, 2014 04:33 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

A walk home with a view - gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the photo with us Pat. 

Aug 18, 2014 05:49 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Nice Crepe Myrtles Patricia, really beautiful.

Aug 18, 2014 10:05 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your photograph. Have an outstanding week!

 

Aug 18, 2014 10:48 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Pat

The photo has great color . . . . thanks for sharing the photo.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Aug 18, 2014 11:46 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

How can such a pretty place be so messed up? Your new camera is making Washington DC look so goood!

Aug 18, 2014 12:21 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Pat, that alley has to be a pretty drive to your home. Such a beautiful tree.

Aug 18, 2014 04:38 PM
Christopher Lotte
Red 1 Realty - Lithopolis, OH
Central Ohio Realtor, 614-390-9243

Hello ,

wow, that's just so good to look at :)

pretty flowers... thanks for sharing!

Aug 19, 2014 10:31 PM
Cathy Wolters
Wolters Realty & Property Management Company - Cocoa, FL
Your Brevard County Property Management Expert

Those are beautiful.  Thanks for sharing. 

Aug 21, 2014 06:08 AM
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Pat - That's a shortcut worth taking!  You wouldn't want to miss those showy blossoms.

Aug 21, 2014 07:53 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Very pretty.  I had a Crape Myrtle planted in my yard last summer.  It has white blooms.  This year, I only got one patch of blooms.  As it turns out, I trimmed it at the wrong time of year.

Aug 23, 2014 04:50 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Pat ... so beautiful.  Ours are finished blooming already.  So enjoy the many colors.  Have a great afternoon!

Aug 25, 2014 03:20 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Pat... That's beautiful! I wasn't aware of Crepe Myrtle trees. I've seen them in photos and in movies but being a Northwest guy, I didn't know their name.

Aug 31, 2014 03:07 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

The Crepe Myrtle is one of my favorite trees. Whether light pink, hot pink, purple, lavendar, white, or red -- I love them ALL!!

Sep 14, 2014 11:04 AM

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