The crepe myrtle bushes (right) are in full bloom now. They are beautiful, unless you park under one during a rain- in which case, you will find yourself picking little crumbs of flower parts out of every nook and cranny of your vehicle. Some crepe myrtle, or lagerstroemia, are deciduous and others are evergreen. The summer-autumn flowers are long lasting and you can find just about every color variety, except for blue. The genius is named after a Swedish merchant.
This North Battleground scene is noteworthy because, to the left, you can see that the maple tree has already started changing color and it is only the middle of July. This early color change is probably due to the stress plants are undergoing in the heat wave with irregular access to water.
If you peek in the space between the tree and bush, in the grassy field, you can see where Laddie and Duke's Family Grille and Pub used to be. This Greensboro institution was raised a few years ago. Nothing of the building remains.
At GDP, are still in the habit of featuring sky shots on Fridays even thought we don't usually participate in Skywatch Friday any more. Happy Friday, dear readers. Here's to that beautiful slice of the sky hovering above in your neck of the woods!