Sunday, March 16, 2014


It was a beautiful day in Austin, Texas, so my sisters and I went to The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
Lady Bird Johnson was the wife of President Lyndon B. Johnson,   ( both being native Texans)...and she had a passion for Wildflowers.

In Lady Bird's own words: " Where ever I go in America, I like it when the land speaks it's own language in it's own regional accent" The goal of the Wildflower Center is to learn as much as possible about wildflower propagation and growth.

You will find the gardens, hiking trails, pavilions, outdoor classrooms and gift shop open all year except on  Mondays....and open every day during wildflower season.
I feel sure this vine covered arbor is beautiful in the Spring and Summer.

We enjoyed walking around the grounds, even though it was a bit too early to see flowers.
I think this little family was enjoying the sun too!
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Even though the grounds were not blooming. They did have examples of things to come.

We did find color in the gift shop. These wine and champagne glasses are painted with our Texas state flower, the Blue Bonnet, which by the way is a wildflower. I highly recommend  visiting the  Wildflower Center  if you are going to be in Austin!


  1. Must be very pretty when the flowers are blooming.

  2. What a wonderful place; thanks so much for showing it to us.

  3. looks really neat. our bluebonnets are late this year.