A Conversation for Wildflowers of Texas, USA

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Post 1

Spaceechik, Typomancer

This is a great entry! It took me back to a road trip I made with my husband Michael and his aunt, on a trip across Texas to visit my in-laws.

We passed right by the Johnson's ranch, in the hill country east of Austin, if my memory serves. I came across these spectacular photos of the Texas Wildflowers in the area around the LBJ ranch. They illustrate perfectly the flowers to be found there!

http://users3.ev1.net/~rhuseth2/Texas/HillCountry.htm

Congrats on the guide entry, Ryogasoul!

smiley - cheers

SC


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Post 2

Jimi X

Wow!

Great entry! smiley - ok

And great photos SpaceCaddette!


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Post 3

Spaceechik, Typomancer

Unfortunately, I didn't take them! The link is from a site about the hill country around the LBJ ranch, which I came across trying to remember exactly which road we'd taken back then.

When I made my trip through the area, I had mis-loaded my new camera and none of my shots came out! Ultra bummer.

But I CAN tell you that the pics don't do that area justice -- it was eye-poppingly gorgeous! No surprise that Lady Bird Johnson was such an advocate for maintaining Texas' wealth of wildflowers.

SC


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Post 4

flyingtwinkle

what a profusion of colours in texan wild flowers!


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Post 5

Ryogasoul

Thanks space cadette and everyone.

It's spring again and the Indian Paintbrushes and bluebonnets are up.
I'm still waiting for the yellow sunflowers of the summer, but I'm enjoying being out here on the prairie "where seldom is heard a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day."

Good luck to you
-R


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Post 6

Spaceechik, Typomancer

Just how far out in the prairie do you live? -- I think I'm jealous! Sounds great -- a place with beauty free for the looking. Happy spring!

SC


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Post 7

Ryogasoul

It's seven miles to the nearest incorporated town.
There is a farm across the street, and two of my neighbors go out riding on their horses regularly.

There are also goats and roosters close, and a neighbor offered us a chicken for free, but we were too chicken to accept.^o^

We are in the Blackland prarie in the south east part of the great plains. Just inside the tornado belt.

We have ten acres of former farm land that makes awful mud, but we sometimes get to see the milky way. It's great!

-R


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Post 8

Spaceechik, Typomancer

Sounds great, R! I miss seeing the stars, partly because I'm in the middle of this great honking city (L.A.), and partly because my vision is not that good anymore. It has to be REALLY dark for me to see stars, or they have to be the brightest ones. Sirius, I can see!

SC


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