Today I went on a sister outing to a 35 acre Botanic Garden between the two small towns of Weatherford and Mineral Wells...just west of Ft. Worth.
The gardens which were started in 1972 as just a way to beautify their overgrown pastures, turned into something to behold. Max and Billie eventually donated the gardens in 2000 to a non profit organization in order that the community could enjoy their endeavors. Billie has since passed away and is buried in section called the White Garden. Her grave is covered in beautiful flowers and Max is said to deliver fresh flowers to her grave daily. He has reached his ninetieth birthday and still can be seen puttering around, often mistaken for one of the hired gardeners.
There are several lakes on the property and a smattering of wildlife
I liked these unusual white ducks.
The Iris garden was in full bloom
and several species of azaleas.
Our state flower the Bluebonnet was in abundance as were a few live peacocks.
There was even a miniature train station and train whistling about.
Here and there were a few bronze statues. Looking closer,
I realized this too was a grave. A special pet. Possibly the one in the first photo.
If you find yourself in central Texas take the time to stroll through Clark Gardens.