(Today’s picture has nothing to do with the bulk of this entry.)
I traveled to Raleigh a few weekends ago to hang out with my brother. Later this year he and his wife plan to relocate to the area of St. Augustine Beach, so I figured I’d better get in a last summertime visit. The Crepe Myrtles were in glorious bloom all over town! I took this picture during a walk around the neighborhood. They were really quite something to see, especially when a whole bunch of them were lined up in a row.