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Celebrating Earth Day with 101 Quadrillion Colors on Texas (and our Nations) Roads-Thanks to The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Celebrating Earth Day with 101 Quadrillion Colors on Texas (and our Nations) Roads-Thanks to The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

I was going to try and do something with 101 in the title because after 20 months of blogging, I finally managed to break 100 posts but something a lot better came along with Earth Day and the advent of Texas Wildflower Season. Every year about this time, if we get enough rain, the roadsides all over Texas explode with a variety of colorful wildflowers! Few people probably realize that the reason for the  multicolored carpet of flora is none other than Lady Bird Johnson and her creation of the  Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center! Back in 1965, Lady Bird began a number of efforts towards "Beautification" of our country that was a "combination of rural and urban environmentalism, national parks conservation, anti-pollution measures, water and air reclamation, landscaping and urban renewal." Lady Bird was "GREEN" and celebrating Earth Day long before many of the current environmentalists were even born and was a true pioneer!

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I remember cracking up as a kid listening to Lady Bird on TV and radio reminding us, in that southern drawl to, "Plant a shruuub, a Tuhree or a Booosh", to help keep America beautiful. (I don't know why I thought it was so funny  as I have a pronounced Texas drawl myself) Using donations by wealthy philanthropists she planted thousands of flowers all over Washington to bring beauty and "masses of flowers where the masses pass." On my birthday, May 24th, 1965, Lady Bird Johnson addressed the two-day White House Conference on Natural Beauty, and began actively pursuing environmental and conservation legislation that Lyndon Johnson's administration would work on during his tenure as President. She encouraged the Job Corps to expand skills it taught to include landscaping and Lady Bird also created the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden and the Children's Garden on the White House South Lawn. Mrs. Johnson took her crusade to low-income areas, "largely populated by African-Americans, in preparation for the work they would conduct there: the cleaning, refurbishment and maintenance of city schools, the installation of recreation areas, massive housing project trash cleanups, and the implementation of a summer "Projects Pride" program employing college and high school students in neighborhood tree plantings and conservation, pest control, sanitation and renovation of decaying public buildings." As noted in Lady Bird Johnson's biography.

Texas Wildflowers 2010

 Texas Wildflowers 2010

Something most people do not know is that Lady Birds efforts spread all across the country. She took on negligence within the National Government and brought about the cleaning of Military "eyesores", focused efforts toward local and state air-pollution, convincing power companies to run power lines underground, stopping strip mining(actually supported by The National Coal Association) and more efforts at local beautification projects. Her most controversial effort was the Highway Beautification Act which was dubbed "Lady Bird's Bill". One of the ideas was to limit the enormous amount of billboards cluttering up the landscape an use access to Federal Highway funds to bring about compliance. Lady Bird received sharp criticism and resistance from the powerful "Outdoor Advertising Association of America" fought every aspect of the project from the beginning. She was lampooned in numerous cartoons as a "typical woman driver" running down several billboards and denigrated in ways unthinkable today, or maybe not...After a very hard struggle that brought a number of unlikely supporters together, the bill finally passed. Though Congress continued to resist by releasing few funds and the lack of authority to enforce the regulations in many states kept the bill from having as much of an initial impact, Lady Bird persisted through the private sector to have locally indigenous plants throughout the countries roadways. Many of her original efforts were the spark to bring about environmental changes in many areas that had been neglected for years. So, when you are driving along and see a few less billboards, junkyards, toxic gas stations, strip mine sites and less of a lot of the crap and more of natures beauty, Thank Lady Bird!

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Texas Wildflowers 2010

To learn more about Lady Bird's Legacy and numerous programs to beautify the world and nurture our environment, visit Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.  The facility is located here in South Austin and is an amazing place. By the way, all of these pictures were taken over the last two weeks here in the Austin area in Westlake, Rob Roy and Lost Creek. We have had just the right amount of rain and sunshine to keep the roads covered so it's a good time to "join the masses" and stop by the roadway to take a few pictures for posterity. You see folks doing it at all hours of the day and NIGHT! SO...JUST BE CAREFUL, PULL OFF TO THE SIDE AWAY FROM TRAFFIC. Use common sense and you will have some great pictures.  We are certainly living The Good Life in Austin Texas Y'all!

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68 commentsRussell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI • April 22 2010 02:00PM

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Very colorful!

Posted by Bruce Brockmeier - Coached By Crouch (Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS®) 13 days ago

Hi Russell,

Great shots! The wild flowers this year are so gorgeous!! We do need to thank Lady Bird..we are blessed with vivid colors every year due to her efforts. She was persistent and thank goodness. Everyone is getting pictures..lots of family photo's..thanks for sharing. Congratulations also on 100 posts!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard: Canyon Creek & NW Austin Living (Coldwell Banker United) 13 days ago

Russell

Lady Bird Johnson's legacy is alive and well today that's to the Roadside Beautification Act that she inspired.

Featured in the Group "Whacked!!!'

Posted by Richard Weisser Coweta Fayette Real Estate 13 days ago

Wow, you guys are so far ahead of us.  It is winter over here.  Beautiful photos, Russell.

Posted by Jane Peters Los Angeles Living, Los Angeles Homes (Westside Brokers) 13 days ago

Russell, WOW can you believe all the flowers this year??? It started about three weeks ago and is still going strong!

Posted by Lynne 13 days ago

Russell:  I love your pictures, Lady Bird had a great idea.   I do this around my home and have taught my boys to plant seeds like this where ever weeds grow so they don't have to pull the ugly ones.

Posted by Jane Grant - Southwest Real Estate - Riverside County, CA 13 days ago

Hi Russell, Lady Bird's legacy shows brightly in all of your fantastic roadside photos!  I'd vote for wildflowers instead of billboards anyday.  Congratulations on 100 posts Russell, I always enjoy reading them and especially enjoyed these beautiful wildflowers.

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR ®, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty) 13 days ago

Hi Bruce It's really good to see you here and yes, colorful is the word of the day!

Dorie Thanks, this has really been a fantastic year for the flowers and I do see folks out every day taking photos. And thanks for the kudos, I am not as prolific as many of the bloggers but I am still having fun!

Richard Wow, thank you very much I am very flattered to be featured in your group (It is one if my favorites you know!)

Jane I thought the sun was always shining in California! Thanks for the comment ;-)

Lynne It has been perfect this year and if it keeps raining we should a few weeks more!

Jane I was surprised to learn how much Lady Bird contributed and have to tell you that I love your idea to control weds!

Hi Mary I am with you and to think of how many billboards would be up instead of flowers today is mind boggling. I am glad she stood up for our country and the environment! Oh and thanks for 100 posts kudos, I am just a slow blogger but still enjoy it here at active rain!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) 13 days ago

Hi Russell, A very nice post and I am glad those programs were taken up and wildflowers became so plentiful. Visually beautiful. How nice it would be if more areas of the country embraced the program. 

Posted by San Diego Real Estate Voice authored by William Johnson GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) 13 days ago

Howdy and evenen to ya Russell

As always you have gave us and the folks there in the Grand State of Texas, a mighty fine blog post to enjoy readen and photos to look at. Mrs. Johnson sure was one mighty fine lady!!!

Posted by Baker Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Blog - Owner Dale Baker- VT (Baker Home and Commercial Properties Insoections) 13 days ago

Your pictures are gorgeous!  I need to get out with my camera while the wild flowers are still blooming.  I so remember the billboards.

Posted by Marchel Peterson Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro ABR (Results Realty) 13 days ago

Russell - these are absolutely beautiful. What a legacy left behing by Lady Bird Johnson. So fortunate you get to see them daily...thanks for sharing them with us!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler ~ Carlsbad Real Estate ~ 760-840-1360 (RE/MAX Moonlight Beach (CA DRE Lic. # 01490977)) 13 days ago

Russell all I have to say is that is a very beautiful roadside. The colors are magnificent!

Posted by Bill Gassett Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) 12 days ago

Wiliam I agree that it would be good to see this in more places and not just the flowers but the attention to taking care of the environment. Lady Bird was a true forward thinker!

Hi Dale, thanks for stopping by! Lady Bird was not just a Texas Treasure but a national treasure as well!

Marchel It has been a bumper crop this year and i agree the flowers are much more pleasing than a forest of billboards!

Jeff It's very cool and actually there are programs still in place all over the country!

Bill Thanks, though we have flowers every year, this round is proving to be very bountiful and just amazing!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) 12 days ago

Russell,  Congrats on 101 post.  I always enjoy reading them.  I loved this post and thought the pics were beautiful.  I love Texas this time of year. 

Posted by Jennifer Carlisle, Prominent Title 12 days ago

What an excellent way to celebrate Earth Day without being "Preachy" and we owe our thanks to lady Bird for being a true pioneer for our environment!

Posted by Scott Harvey (AvenueOne Properties) 12 days ago

Gotta love Lady Bird!  Thanks!

Posted by Leslye 12 days ago

Russell .. that first picture is GORGEOUS!!!!!  Can you email me what kind of camera you have?

pippajanie@yahoo.com

Posted by The Woodlands > Spring Texas Real Estate >Relocating TX Real Estate Homes Realtor (Remax Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) 12 days ago

Simply stunning my friend. Awesome post. Hope you are doing well. Me crazy and wild as ever.  Take care my friend. I miss you and everybody. :-)

Posted by Pat Preston (RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va) 12 days ago

The photos are great! Its such a small world, we just went to the Wildflower Center yesterday before dinner at Mandola's Nineyard. I am surprized we did not bump into you yesterday.

;)

 

Posted by Betina Foreman-Serving Lake Travis, Lake Austin and the greater Austin area! ((512)771-6318 Keller Williams Real Estate) 12 days ago

Not only are your pictures beautiful, I learned something here today too!

Well done Russell! And thank you!

Posted by Craig Rutman North Carolina (Raleigh Area) Realtor (Home Buyer and Seller Specialist) 12 days ago

Wow Russell!!  These photos are spectacular!!  I did not know anything at all about Lady Bird Johnson and I am so happy to hear so many wonderful things.  The wildflowers are so beautiful!   Thanks for sharing Russell and have a wonderful day.  I haven't had time to write a thankful Thursday post today.  I am thankful, though, for you and these great photos!  Carpe Diem!

Posted by Susan Mangigian, West Chester PA Realtor RE/MAX Preferred, ABR (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) 12 days ago

Your pictures are beautiful.  The flowers are a tribute and constant reminder of Lady Bird's legacy.

Posted by Sun City Grand Real Estate Surprise AZ Leolinda Bowers, Associate Broker, MBA (Ken Meade Realty) 12 days ago

Jennifer Thanks I appreciate that. I enjoy blogging but I am just not as prolific as a lot of others... I have too much work to do :-D

Scott Thanks, I was actually vet surprised at the wide range of Lady bird's work! Like you I don't mind a message as long as someone does not hit me on the head!

Leslye Thanks for stopping by...tell Rell to get back to work ;-)

Pippa Yes, I would be glad to! I have been using a camera that MJ and I bought over a year ago that is an excellent work horse camera and really i still have not figured out all the gizmo's yet! NIKON D80

Pat Good to see you, i know you have been very busy and thanks for stopping by today!

Betina Great seeing you HERE! I was down there a couple of times last week since we joined and the Center is a really beautiful place! BTEW I really like Mandola's Vineyard, you should post in your blog about that place!

Craig the colors have been spectacular this year and I also learned more about Lady Bird and her quest to clean up our environment! 

Susan I was also surprised to learn of the scope of Lady Bird's efforts! hey, thanks for all of your Thankful posts, I am a true fan and will look for another one NEXT week!

Leolinda Thanks for the compliment, the flowers are really beautiful, I just point the camera and "click" ;-)

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) 12 days ago

Russell

Another fabulous post on Austin & the benefits of living in this amazing city.  It's spectacular right now and your pictures paint a great picture!

Posted by Susan Avant, Realtor (AvenueOne Properties) 12 days ago

It has been an awesome year for the flowers and I did not know all those things about Lady Bird Johnson!

Posted by Mattie Lewis (AvenueOne Properties) 12 days ago

It has been an awesome year for the flowers and I did not know all those things about Lady Bird Johnson!

Posted by Mattie Lewis (AvenueOne Properties) 12 days ago

What a treat!  Let's all drink a toast to Lady Bird Johnson!  We need more activists like her in government.

Posted by Georgina M. Hunter R(S) e-Pro Maui Real Estate Sales (Jim Sanders Realty Inc. - Maui) 12 days ago

WhooHoo! Russell - great photos of the flowers - What a terrific legacy!

Debi

Posted by Debi Boucher - "Realtor Showcase" Real Estate Slideshows/ Photographer (Memories DVDs - Realtor Showcase Slideshows) 12 days ago

Hi Russell... the pics are gorgeous... just like Lady Bird herself!  What a wonderful lasting legacy!

Posted by Steve Shatsky, SFR - Dallas Real Estate & Short Sale Specialist (469)449-9840 (Prudential Texas Properties) 12 days ago

Wow - gorgeous... Russell, i had no idea about any of it.  How refreshing to actually learn something here:-) Thank you!

Posted by Inna Hardison-ha media group Design, Printing, Web (ha media group) 12 days ago

Oh wow Russell I had no idea it was she who was behind the National Beautification Act. When motoring along on day trips my husband and I both enjoy the vibrant color display along the highways. You got some great shots there Mister, just what I needed to see before I head off to dreamland, thanks for the intel & photos.

I like to putter in the garden so I really appreciate those photos of yours.

Posted by Cynthia Bartch ~ Redesigned Spaces ~ Georgia Home Stager/Property Stylist (N. Atlanta, GA) 12 days ago

Russell:

I was hoping this post would get featured. Nice job, and great, in-depth story-telling!

Posted by Agent Aaron | Hill Country TX Homes For Sale | Austin TX MLS | Avoid Foreclosure (Vaughn Family Home Team>Tax Credit>New Construction Rebates) 12 days ago

WOW!!  Congrats on 100 posts and thanks for teaching me that it was Lady Bird who is responsible for this legacy. Gorgeous photos!!

Posted by Cathy Lee ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA (CL Design Services Home Staging) 12 days ago

Congratulations on the milestone. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures.

Posted by GITA BANTWAL, REALTOR BUCKS COUNTY, PA HOMES (ReMax Centre Realtors) 11 days ago

Hey NY Escorts...did you just spam my post??? BTW are you the same people that helped  get Eliot Spitzer "hooked up"?

Sorry everyone, I just could NOT resist! -Russell

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) 11 days ago

Good morning all, what a nice surprise for my 101st post. I am getting an early start to a very busy day today but promise to return and reply to all of the comments. Thanks to everyone for stopping by!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) 11 days ago

Susan Thanks for the compliments on the pictures, it has been a beautiful year!

Mattie This year could truly be described as "AWESOME" ;-)

Georgina I completely agree and what is cool is that she started it all so many years ago!

Hi Debe As much as i enjoy taking pictures hay don't hold a candle to your spectacular photos!

Steve good to see you here, I am sure there are lots of flowers up around Dallas this time of year too! 

Inna Thanks, you crack me up because I always lean something when I read YOUR blog!

Cynthia I thought it was veer cool to learn more about lady Bird and the huge amount of work she accomplished! BTW My wife and I also like to garden some but our main challenge is all the deer who seem to eat just about anything ;-)

Aaron I appreciate that, did you flag it? Thanks!

Cathy Lee Thanks, it is always good to see you and hopefully he next 101 won't take as long ;-)

Gita Thank you very much and really the pictures are a lasting gift from Lady Bird!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) 11 days ago

Russell:

What a wonderful history lesson about Lady Bird Johnson. She joined the ranks of many first ladies who have made contributions to our country that most of us do not even know about.  Your flower photos are fabulous. I would love to see those in person.

Congratulations on your 101 post.

 

Posted by Claudette Millette - Metrowest Mass Buyer Broker (The Buyers' Counsel) 11 days ago

Russell---AWESOME pictures--absolutely beautiful--and WOW 101 posts !Congratulations!

Posted by Heidi Engel BROKER/Realtor, ADPR, SRES, FSSR (RE/MAX Suburban) 11 days ago

Congratulations on 101 posts - and thanks for sharing these beautiful photos!!!

Posted by Pam Turner, REALTOR®, e-PRO®, SFR (Century 21 Belk Realtors Dalton GA) 11 days ago

Hey Russell though my allergies are killing me this is a pretty cool post! And anothet thing, how many is a Quadrillion? ;-)

Posted by Allen 11 days ago

Fantastic shots and great idea !!! These should be in the groups AR Nature Station, Gardening

Posted by Gail Sterback (Keller Williams Homes & Land Realty) 11 days ago

It's really cool to be driving down a boring road and be able to such a great aray of colors !!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Michael J. Perry (KELLER WILLIAMS - Lancaster, PA.) 11 days ago

Hi Russell -- I had no idea, thank you for the history lesson as well as the visual treat.  Our nation owes a great debt to her, the amount of change she brought about is amazing, and is still visible today.

Posted by Chris Olsen Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate (Olsen Ziegler Realty) 11 days ago

I love the bluebonnets. I also had a little giggle after reading this. I remember the impression Fannie Flagg used to do of Lady Bird. "Plant a tree, a scrub, or a bush". Got to go to youtube.com to see if it is there. She was spot on. 

Posted by Joe Pryor.com Realtor Oklahoma Investment Properties (Redbud Realty) 11 days ago

LMAO at your comment to the spammer! 

The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center looks like a must stop for tourists!  It is definitely eye candy.  I am sure there are many bee-tourists there (I am allergic so I always think of things like that, LOL!)

Posted by Renee Burrows - Las Vegas NV Valley - Homes For Sale - Real Estate Market News (The Force Realty -Realtor>Estate>Probate>REO>Short Sale) 11 days ago

Claudette I had not realized all of her contributions to cleaning up our environment until we became supporting members of the Center. her work really started the ball rolling in so many areas that no one had bothered to even assess so long ago. Visit Texas in the spring sometime and you will see all sorts of flowers but when summer hits, well it’s just too hot ;-)

 

Heidi Thank you, i have really enjoyed posting at AR and hopefuly will not take as long to post the next 100!

Pam I appreciate you stopng by and leaving a comment, come back soon!

Gail Thanks and thank you for letting me know about the other groups, I will check them out!

 

Chris I agree and am grateful that Lady Bird pioneered so many efforts early on. We still have so much to do to clean up the environment!

 

Joe That’s really funny because I still remember her twang as she delivered the speech! I will check out Fanny Flagg.

 

Renee I see that someone flagged the spammer as I usually do but I just thought that an escort service was too funny and I have never seen that before! Like you I am also suffering from allergies this year so limit my wandering through the fields of flowers. This week, I’ve seen 100’s of people by the rode taking pictures and it’s been pretty cool. Thanks for stopping by! 


Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) 11 days ago

Russell, those are fabulous pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Ted Tyndall- FL Homes for Sale-Palencia, World Golf Village,Nocatee,St. Augustine (Davidson Realty Inc.) 11 days ago

Russell,

What a wonderful legacy Lady Bird Johnson left for Texas and that her influence is so pervasive.  Love those pictures and thank you for sharing them.

Posted by Ron & Alexandra Seigel (Luxury Real Estate Marketing) (ra@napaconsultants.com) 11 days ago

Russell  That is one excitingly beautiful display of roadside wild flowers  Karen

Posted by Karen Kruschka - Prince William, Fairfax ,Stafford County VA Real Estate Service (RE/MAX Olympic Realty) 11 days ago

Russell - wow - those are beautiful and incredibly colorful. Thanks for sharing the info about  the Lady Bird Johnson wildflower center.

Posted by Sharon Paxson Newport Beach Real Estate (Prudential California Realty, DRE License 01501912) 11 days ago

Russel, WOW such magnificient flowers and color. I've been to Lady Bird park in Washington DC...she helped in the beauty of our country.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot Lewisburg WV Realtor (Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate) 11 days ago

Russell - Beautiful colors in your pictures and a touch of history. Solid post.

Posted by John Cannata - LegacyTexas Mortgage Sr Loan Officer - Frisco Texas ( 972-325-4912 Also available evenings and weekends) 11 days ago

Russell these are such beautiful pictures. We recently attended a wedding at the Wildflower Center and it was absolutely gorgeous!

Posted by Lynne 11 days ago

Those pictures are beautiful. Texas is such a neat place. Have a great weekend.

Posted by Pamela Anastasia (Homes by Deltona at Laterra Links) 11 days ago

Russell- from a displaced Texan(now living in Florida)  who had the tradional photo taken when she was a little girl sitting in the hill country in a bed of bluebonnets, I thank you!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, ASP,IAHSP,RESA, DelrayBch -South Florida - 561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 11 days ago

Allen I almost missed your question, in the USA a quadrillion is one  thousand million million or 1015 but someone pointed out that in other countries it’s a million million which is a number that is even more mind boggling to me that a thousand million ;-0

 

Ted I appreciate the compliment!

 

Ron & Alexandria Lady Bird was indeed a gift to Texas and our nation!

 

Karen So good to see you. These flowers are really enjoyable this time of year just before it begins heating up for our Texas summer!

 

Hi Sharon We have had a bumper crop of gorgeous flowers this year and the Lady Bird Johnson Center is a wonderful place to visit!

 

Rebecca How cool that you have seen where she started it all in Washington D.C.

 

John I was surprised at the number of contributions Lady Bird made in addition to all of the flowers!

 

Lynne We also attended a wedding there last year and it really is such a beautiful venue!

 

Pamela Thanks for stopping by and thank you for the compliment!

 

Kathy I have been “displaced” myself and know how you feel! I’m glad i could send you a little bit of Texas ;-)

 

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) 11 days ago

Come on Russell, you're a married man. No consorting with the porn spammers. HAHA

FABULOUS flowers. Just a beautiful pictorial . . . :)

Posted by Candice A Donofrio, Broker Fort Mohave, AZ Txt 928-201-4242 11 days ago

Russell, what a beautiful highway of wildflowers! I just love it when sections of highways are dedicated to planting wildflowers. Wish they would do it everywhere - it saves on mowing the grass and is much more attractive.

Posted by Frank & Sharon Alters, CDPE-Short Sales Jacksonville-Orange Park-Fleming Island (Watson Realty ) 11 days ago

My brother

I remember when were kids and all the billboards that lined the road on the loooong drive to Dallas for Thanksgivings, and now what a difference. The flowers are truly incredible this year. El Nino has been a blessing for us.

Posted by mark Lewis 10 days ago

Hi Russell - Thank you for the beautiful post! I can hear her saying it just as you wrote it! It is so inspirational to hear what one person can do! Have a great day!

Posted by Peggy Chirico, 860-748-8900, Greater Hartford Area REALTOR® (Prudential CT Realty) 10 days ago

Love those bluebonnets, Russell! I dont think we got enough rain this year. Didn't quite get that spectacular like it did for you this year!!!

Posted by Loreena Yeo - Broker|Realtor(R) of Frisco TX Homes (214) 783-2210 (3:16 team REALTY) 10 days ago

Since we're celebrating Lady Bird Johnson in your post, I thought I'd leave you with some postage:

Plant for more beautiful highways

 

Posted by Russel Ray, San Diego Marketing & Business Consultant & Photographer (Russel Ray) 9 days ago

Russel that is way cool, I'll be back later this evening to reply to everyone's comments and thanks for stopping by!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) 9 days ago

Hi Russell!  What gorgeous roads you have my dear!  We have tons of poppies here and they are just gorgeous when they're in bloom--but, they're nothing like your shots!

Hope you have a wonderful week...

Posted by Debe Maxwell, Realtor® - Charlotte NC MLS - Charlotte NC Neighborhoods (Helen Adams Realty) 9 days ago

Hi Russell:

Congratulations on this featured post...

I had no idea that there was even a Lady Bird Wildflower center.

Beautiful photos!

 

Posted by Toula Rosebrock -Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, Ocean County, (NJ, Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) 7 days ago

What a legacy to leave behind!  I was not aware of this and find the history very interesting!  The pictures are just beautiful.  I can imagine it is breathtaking in person.  Hopefully, I will be able to see it in person some day.

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