Wildflowers in Austin

Gary and I had a nice little trip to Austin. He flew there last Thursday to attend a workshop that went through Sunday noon. I hopped in the car and drove down to join him, arriving just as his workshop ended.  If you have to take a road trip in Texas, this is the time to do it.  Wonderful wildflowers just everywhere.


We spent Sunday and Monday nights sleeping at the home of Tony and Helen in a little town southwest of Austin called Dripping Springs. Nice little town, but it is soon to be a big little town if the amount of construction I saw is any indication.

16-04-10 Trip to Austin

 This first collage is of wild wildflowers; that is, taken in the untended fields around town and at a great birding spot I found (more about that in a later post). (Be sure to click on the collages to see a larger view with more detail.)


We went to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, not far from Dripping Springs, on Tuesday morning before we drove home. The weather was perfect and the flowers were amazing. I can now check this off my bucket list.  We were greeted by an owl baby.



The second collages is of not-quite-so-wild wild flowers taken while we were at the Wildflower Center.


There also was a small art gallery of this very interesting 3-D paper sculpture.



We wandered around will all due care, and only saw one rattle snake, and it was one the staff had just caught.



One Response to “Wildflowers in Austin”

  1. Helen Aristar Dry Says:

    What a lovely description of the trip – and your wildflower collage is wonderful! How clever of you to do things like this!

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