Saturday, March 24, 2007

Poignant, Pointy, and Pretty things

Seen on a bench at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
All of the benches in the Wildflower Center seem to be dedicated to someone. Most just said something like "In Memory of [dearly beloved]. 1941-1995", but those were really not as memorable as the ones that had the little quotes on them.

Plenty of blooms out now, and lots of yellow.

This is why a lot of people wear boots. Not a very friendly landscape for your bare toesies, and that is before you add the fire ants.

I love this shot! He is standing on the rain drainage grate on the observation deck of a stone tower that has a spiraling staircase (picture a short Tower of Babel). Each landing had a round grate in the middle so the water washes all the way through and undoubtedly collected, as the Wildflower Center has a pretty cool aquaduct system for rainwater collection and redistribution.

We've had extra rain lately, so the hills are covered in bluebonnets. For the past couple of years it's been dry which has caused Indian paintbrush (red) to predominate, but this year Central Texas is more blue than red!


MichaelBains said...

... this year Central Texas is more blue than red!

Woohoo! Must be residuals from the elections. :)))

Blueberry said...

I was thinking the same thing! The state is still red, but it's a lot more purple and blue than it was a few years back.

Mando Mama said...


"Those Texas bluebonnets
How sweetly they grow
O're all the wide prairies, they're scattered like snow
They make all the meadows as blue as the skies
Reminding me of my little darlin's blue eyes."