When you drive into downtown Wytheville VA one of the remarkable touches is the logo of an office supply store - a gigantic pencil.
In the historic district, each home has a distinctive address marker.
And, look at those rhododendrons.
We thought these homeowners had set their house apart with beds of hostas. The whole effect is lovely.
Even though northease Oklahoma is in zone 7 - same as here - our summers are too hot to have much success with rhododendrons. We have to travel to one of the coasts to see them in the spring. San Francisco also has gorgeous rhododendrons.