Thursday, May 20, 2010
May Wildflowers in Texas
We are obligated to leave the country looking as good if not better than we found it… ~ Lady Bird Johnson
I can understand why Lady Bird Johnson was an ardent fan of wildflowers! The hills of Austin are alive in April and May with wonderful colorful and varied blossoms. Although too late for the famous bluebonnets, I have been surprised this week during my Austin visit at the variety of beautiful wildflowers...and what fun names they have – in addition to blue bonnets, there’s horsemint, Indian paintbrush, Indian blanket, firewheel, branched broom rape, white prickly poppy and scarlet guara. With camera in hand yesterday morning during my walk around the southeastern part of Lake Travis, I captured the lovely fleeting blossoms below. You might also want to check out the website for Lady Bird’s Wildflower Center located near Austin. http://www.wildflower.org/ Thank you, Lady Bird!