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Thoughts from an Austin Garden  -- April 2010

 

Last update -  April 22

 

Cactus blooming along the Willow City Loop - see April 22 below.

 

April 8 - morning

 

Stained glass window - Praha.

 

I had the great pleasure of leading a tour through to the "Painted Churches" this past weekend - the first time I have doen this in three of four years. It felt like I was visiting old friends. I hope you enjoy this brief photographic tour. BTW, KLRU-TV, Austin's PBS affiliate just began streaming the documentary I produced about the churches here.

 

 

Celestial colors of Dubina.

 

 

Interior of Moravia. Wish this church was open to the public!

 

 

 

High Hill.

 

 

Detail in Moravia - the sweetest detail in any of the churches (in my book.)

 

 

 

Baptismal in Dubina.

 

 

 

Cemetery Angel.

 

 

 

Wildflowers - blue eyed grass.

 

 

 

Bluebonnets.

 

 

 

In an old dance hall in Schulenberg.

 

April 18 - morning

 

Cedar waxwing in our Savannah Holly.

 

It is a fairly cool and humid morning following a day of intermittent showers and storms. The garden is emerald green and everything seems to have grown a foot in just the last few days. I am enjoying a fairly quiet weekend - a rare thing for me, and hope to head out into the Hill Country in a short while to hunt for wildflowers. I am hoping the sky lightens just a bit for the pictures. I also hope your spring is going well and that you find some particular thing to love today.

 

 

They have long since stripped every berry out of the garden.

 

 

Sunning on a cool morning.

 

 

Mexican plums. (From March.)

 

 

Titmouse on the birdhouse outside of my home office window.

 

Gathering food for the nestlings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Checking in on the brood.

 

April 22 - morning

 

Ranch road between Johnson City and Fredericksburg.

 

I really just want to say one thing this morning: go!

 

 

Same scene as above taken earlier in the day.

 

 

Ranch Road 1323.

 

 

The old Sandy School house. 

 

 

Along the Willow City Loop.

 

 

Waves of color.

 

 

A little closer.

 

 

Willow City Loop.

 

 

Love this image! Monet comes to the hills.

 

 

 

Willow City Loop. (WCL)

 

 

WCL

 

 

WCL

 

 

WCL

 

 

 

Willow City Loop - poppies and bluebonnets.

 

 

Cedar, Oak, Mesquite, poppies, grass, bluebonnets, repeat...

 

 

WCL

 

 

Mesquite.

 

 

WCL

 

 

Amen.

 

 

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