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.

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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.

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 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.)

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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.

 

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

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

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

 

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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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