Vicksburg is literally bursting with color these days.
The Crape Myrtle trees are in rare form this year, their branches bending low from the weight of their gorgeous blossoms, ranging in color from watermelon and bubblegum pinks, to lavender, the elegant white Natchez Crape, and even royal purples.
I don't think there's a street in town that doesn't have at least a half dozen of these beautiful trees gracing its sidewalks just in time to welcome our many visitors from out of town who were here for the Miss Mississippi Pageant and 4th of July festivities this past weekend.
As spectacular as those blossoms are, I came across a red crape myrtle the other day that, although small, was even more dazzling.
I just love those glorious crimson blooms, and have added Red Crape Myrtles to my list of landscaping plants to keep in mind for the new house when we build it.