Monday, October 11, 2010

Thank you Austin, and good night!

I had a terrific trip to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for my reading and book signing. The crowd was small, but attentive, and we met in the auditorium, which I had never seen before. It is a gorgeous structure:

There were, um, more people at the talk than what you see in the photo. 
While there, I met some old friends and new: 

Saw the Center in all its wonderful autumn glory, and scored some plants I've been coveting for the garden, like this Gulf muhly on display in the courtyard:

Later in the afternoon, I learned some new tricks, like stand-up paddling on the San Marcos River:

(That's some pretty fab hat hair I have in the photo...)

But best of all, I got to do some good old Sunday morning countryside porch sitting with my old pal Kambra:


Many thanks to the LBJWC for inviting me to participate in their Fall Festival. It made for an enjoyable, relaxing weekend.

8 comments:

  1. Many people forget that it was Ladybird who brought to our attention the beauty of our native wild flowers. Enjoyed your photos and I don't believe that I have heard of a Gulf Muhly guite beautiful.

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  2. You did stand-up paddling! How fun! Kambra's house and property look gorgeous. What a nice place to hang out for morning coffee.

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  3. Glad it was a good visit. And THAT looks like one good ole Texas porch. Every Sunday needs one.

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  4. David--I'm not sure that Gulf muhly is going to make it up here in the colder climes of LBB, but it's worth a shot. Also, while I was there, I heard a couple of wonderful stories about Lady Bird and the facility. She was truly a special person, with vision. The world needs more like her.

    Pam--I was sorry you got sick and we couldn't meet up after the talk. The stand-up paddling almost made up for it!

    Lynn--my feelings exactly.

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  5. What a beautiful Muhly grass, and the auditorium is gorgeous! I noticed the 'Plant & Seed Sale' banner in the background of one photo...I've been going to too many of those in recent weeks. Too many tempting natives! I think I may need to cut myself off until I get some planting done!

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  6. I wish I'd been able to make it there. I'm with Pam, Kambra's porch looks like a great spot for coffee in the morning ... and wine in the evening, might I add!

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  7. Glad that Austin and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center treated you well. I loved visiting with my sister before GWA and seeing how great everything looked!

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  8. It was wonderful getting to meet you at the Wildflower Center. Looks like you had great fun during your visit -- business and pleasure!

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