Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Crepe myrtles

are barely beginning to bloom.  I saw the first hint of color yesterday, brighter today.  They come on fast here as spring turns to summer and last at least into July.  The first summer I spent in Austin the courtyard below my window was brilliant with crepe myrtles, burgandy and pink.  They are summer's flower for me still.

Calm at the office today - still torn apart of course, but no problems, no new chaos, good conversations with friends.

I heard someone call my grandchildren's generation "natives" regarding electronic technology, and it's true.  It amazes me to see KK sitting on her bed whipping out Power Point slides for a presentation on jazz dance, so much access to pictures and information so fast on the web, and though she is not particularly tech savy for her age, she gets it done and with a naturalness that eludes me still.


Mary said...

Yes, the younger generation definitely grows up tech savy. They are willing to give things a try unafraid. I think I would love to be growing up now.

Judy Roney said...

Crepe myrtles are special to me, too. I love to see them begin their blooms and bring such brightness of color even in the heat of summer.
I'm glad to read that calm is coming to the office once again.
How interesting that you heard that our grandchildren are natives in this techy world. So true. So were my children in comparison to me. I keep struggling.

Lynne said...

Oh I do adore crepe myrtles, Victoria. I'm so glad you are back to blogging here. I look forward to reading more!

Peggy said...

I love crepe myrtles too and they are out right now here as well -- at least what we have always called crepe myrtles. The pink ones are my favs.

I smile about the tech savy younger generation. I wonder what will come along in the future that will make their generation feel challenged technologically.

Good to hear things are calmer in the office.