I have been taking pictures all over LA of these gorgeous trees. They bloom in shades of pink, light purple and white from now through October and after 10 years of being in this city, you would think I would know what they were called. Finally thanks to Henry Road facebook friends, I am educated and now know that they are Crepe Myrtle and happily reside all over the South. Thank you friends! Their luscious color thrills me!