Crape Myrtle in Hope

Well, we made it to California safe and sound. No breakdowns or overheating and the car is fine too. 🙂 I don’t recommend driving against the Western sun for a week when the temp is as high as 113 F., but we survived.

The crape myrtles in Arkansas are really beautiful. They even grow near the freeway in lousy soil. I shot this in Hope, Ark. Yes, Bill Clinton’s home town. I can’t believe the iPhone captured sun rays and flares:

I cropped this square for Instagram.

One change due to the new location: I’ll be posting three hours later. I’m up early today, but that’s because I’m not used to the new time zone yet.

Great weekend, everyone!


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14 Responses to Crape Myrtle in Hope

  1. Caroline says:

    Such a beautiful photo, I like it a lot.
    So you are actually someone who publishes her post after finishing them? I have everything prescheduled, sometimes one and two weeks ahead. I’m mad.
    I hope you like it where you are. Are you there yet?

    • Thanks, Caroline. Yes, we reached our final destination after 7 days on the road. It is WONDERFUL to be back in Southern California.

      The only time I do posts ahead of time is when I travel. Sometimes! There are days when I get up and have no idea what I’m going to blog about so I’ll just look at photos and go from there. I try to always have a backlog of pictures to choose from. You have to do a lot of writing, so I can definitely see why you’d have to do your posts in advance.

  2. What an amazing journey. Great pic. I’m pleased to see that the sales of cameras are going down as everyone is shooting on iPhone. It should mean the prices will go down as well:)

    • Doing my best to help. 🙂
      I got mine for half price because it was time for an upgrade and we were already on AT&T. Otherwise, I might not have gotten one. Hard to imagine being without an iPhone now.

  3. Glad to hear you made the journey safe and sound. Looking forward to seeing your posts from California.

    • Thanks so much, Jackie. The movers arrive this weekend, so it will be a while before the California posts start. I was hoping to take more photos on the trip, but it was too hot and we didn’t want to stop any more than we had to.
      Hope the heat wave isn’t too bad in NY.

  4. Cheryl says:

    So glad you made it ‘glitch’ free! First time I ever smelled Crepe Myrtle was a few years ago while visiting my sister in Georgia … what an incredible scent!

  5. bonniegunkel says:

    I saw this on Facebook last night and was in awe! Beautiful!

  6. Patti says:

    Welcome back to Socal, Carole! I’m actually on the hot, humid East Coast right now for vacation, but maybe we’ll run into each other when I get back home – since we’re practically neighbors now, right? 🙂

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