April 24, 2012

My Retarded Crepe Myrtle...

As our early spring has "sprung" here in Virginia, I noticed all the Elms, Birches, Maples, Oaks, and ALL other trees sprouting their foliage. For those of you that have seen my previous posts on the Crepe Myrtle lined street I live on, and how all of them come to life in the summer, I have been quite worried these past few weeks. 

All of my neighbors' Crepe Myrtles have their spring green going on, yet my one tree (on line with all the others) looked something like the photo above.

Every morning I would go out to the front porch to have coffee and take a peek to see if mine had sprouted some hint of growth overnight, only to find that it was as bare as it was in January...

Mind you, my tree is younger than some, but older than others and has an unobstructed view of the springtime sun, yet all the others have already bloomed with an abundance of green leaves... 

I only kept thinking: "I have a retarded or possibly worse, DEAD tree in the swayle between my sidewalk and the street, what will the neighbors think the gay boys have been doing to it?"...  Eeee Gaaaads!

I woke up early this morning (around 5ish), and of course it was too dark out to determine whether the tree had sprouted growth overnight (we did have an all day rain event yesterday, so I only held my breath until the sun came up)... Lo and behold, there were little red reflections off the tree as the sun started reflecting off the trees in the gayborhood...

I guess my neighbors might be thinking now, how the gay boys' trees know how not to Pre-Maturely Foliate!!

Greetings, Over and "Out", from my little place in Portsmouth, VA USA


Anonymous said...

Glad your "developmentally delayed" crepe myrtles are catching up! Guess they're like we were when we hit adolescence - some early, some later.

Peace <3

the cajun said...

Following a burst of spring growth in March, everything stalled as we experienced a month-long drought. The storms over the weekend have had a similar effect on bushes and trees here. Love crepe myrtle.


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