A view of ancient crape myrtle trees on Washington Street. When young the trees are known for their graceful slender limbs that twist and turn in a choreographed routine that is captivating. Over the years, I have also become interested in the form of the older trees that show their ages with crags, crevices, knots and bumps. They too are beautiful in their own unique way. Here is a quick study of the trees on Washington Street and a smaller view of how their trunks seemingly melt into the sidewalk.