Day 82 365 Photos Theme #290 Smooth

23 03 2009

Smooth, originally uploaded by needlepointernc.

This is a picture of the SMOOTH bark of a Japanese Crepe Myrtle. The JC Raulston Arboretum has 3 of the largest specimens outside Japan. We have several Crepe Myrtles in front of our house, but they are cultivars. They bloom most of the hottest part of the summer here and are drought tolerant.

PS. Lenten Rose is actually the name of one variety of Hellebore, not another name for a Hellebore. I was confused :-). The pink variety we have is Lenten Rose. We have another variety that has yellow flowers.

Here is what the tree looks like:




6 responses

25 03 2009

Nice and smooth – and I like the picture of the entire tree, too.

25 03 2009
Julie McLeod

I like that closeup! Very good spotting that one….

23 03 2009

Love these! Your second photo is lovely…it shows the beauty and gracefullness of the tree.

23 03 2009
Karen S. (klsbear)

What unusual bark – I like the close up and I’m glad you showed the distant shot too so we can see the whole tree. Very nice!

23 03 2009

How beautiful, not sure that I have ever seen bark like this! Really a great picture!

23 03 2009

There is something sensuous abot trees with that type of bark. Lovely shot you captured the feel exactly.

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