Walking as much as I have this year has reminded me just how beautiful this part of the world is. It’s spring, of course, and most everywhere is lovely in spring. But this winter’s rain brought us a vivid wildflower season, made more precious by last year’s drought.
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I’m mashing a few related badge tasks in the video below: a look at different plants native to my part of the world, a walk through a garden, and a shout out to a woman who championed the environment. A purposeful walk through the trails at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, here in Austin, was all I needed.
If you’re not in the Austin area, I hope you’ll take a moment to learn about one of our city’s treasures, as well as one of our nation’s great environmentalists–the woman who made it her mission to beautify America.
It’s wildflower season across most of the country right now. I can’t recommend a walk among the flowers highly enough.