Spring in Texas Hill Country
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The photos on this page are from Texas Hill Country, a region in the central/southern area
of Texas.  It's known for its beautiful and abundant wildflowers, especially in spring,
when the hills come alive with the vibrant colors of bluebells, buttercups, painted daisies
and many, many other varieties.  It's home to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
For lack of attention, a thousand kinds of beauty elude us every day.
-- Evelyn Underhill
Beauty is whatever gives joy.  -- Edna St. Vincent Millay
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with
joy the whole time to have the things about us.  
-- Iris Murdoch
Most things possess their own unique kind of beauty, but not everyone sees it.
-- Confucius
There's something healing in the assurance that dawn comes after night,
and spring comes after winter.
 -- Rachel Carson
Stop along the road and smell the flowers.
-- Walter Hagen
Eventually, every gardener becomes a philosopher.  -- Barbara Borland
Nature doesn't make long speeches.  -- Lao Tzu
Where flowers bloom, so does hope.  -- Lady Bird Johnson
In winter, each flower, each stone,
Each stick, each leaf,
Speaks to me of the old time grief.
But when I walk this way in spring,
They laugh, and I laugh,
They sing, and I sing.
-- Mary Elizabeth Mahnkey