Ah Crape Myrtle trees! I keep forgetting how long they last and also how much I love them. What would a Virginian summer be without them? Other August favorites include more Black-eyed Susans and more of the ultimate they-last-forever flower, the Trumpet Flower. And of course, it's not just about the flowers. There's that warm weather, picking tomatoes, buzzing bumble bees, sweet summer rainstorms, singing cicadas, dragonflies, all kinds of wonderful summer stuff. Still though I'm very happy September's here.