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Added Colors to Our Day

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We were looking forward to a few days vacation at the coast but we cancelled that due to inclement weather over the weekend. To lift our spirits up, we went for a short hike at Zilker Botanical Garden and hoped there would be some blooms along the way. It was a joy to see some blooming plants and flowering trees in the garden which added colors to an otherwise chilly and dreary day.

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The Zilker Botanical Garden has several features and one of our favorite area is the prehistoric garden with waterfalls. “This garden includes examples of the more primitive angiosperm families (magnolias, dogwoods, witch hazel, laurel, palms and birches). These are set amidst a backdrop of plants originating from the Jurassic period– conifers, liverworts, mosses, horse-tails, ferns and cycads.“~www.zilkergarden.org

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“The life-size sculpture on Dino Island is an Ornithomimus (Greek for β€œbird-mimic”), the dinosaur that left tracks of its three toed feet in the gardens. The Ornithomimus is one of a group of medium-size elongated dinosaurs that lived in North America during the late Cretaceous period, 97 to 65 million years ago.” ~www.zilkergarden.org

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“This Swedish Pioneer Cabin was built about 1840 in Govalle by S. M. Swenson, the first Swedish settler who came to Texas in 1838. The cabin was the home of Swenson’s uncle until after the Civil War. Considered one of the best-preserved log cabins in the U.S., the cabin was moved to the Garden in 1965 by the Texas Swedish Pioneers Association, which also collected the authentic pioneer furnishings on view inside the structure. The Wishing Well was donated by Mr. And Mrs. J. E. Hill in 1965. Mr. Hill was past President of the Garden Council and Chairman of the 1965 Flower Show.”~www.zilkergarden.org

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Though it was a very cold day, it was nice to be out for awhile to appreciate these beautiful and colorful views in the garden.

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  1. I hope it won’t be long before you get your vacation. A delightful series of flowers, truly beautiful! I would like to invite you to link with Today’s Flowers and wonder if you would also like to be our Guest Friend on our home page. If you are interested you can send me two or three of your favorite photos so that I can add them, and if you could put Today’s Flowers in the subject line I would be very appreciative. This is not meant to be of any pressure, I love your flowers and just thought I would ask. My email address is luvinwildlife@gmail.com

  2. I’m sorry you had to cancel your trip, Shey. The weather has been horrid. Glad you got out and found some blooms! And I learned about a new place to visit – thanks!

  3. The flowers are so colorful, but they might be heavy not everything uploads here. Very lovely landscape and my favorite is the waterfall, i love shooting them everytime i see one!

  4. Delightful shots, Shey! Aren’t such places wonderful to visit? πŸ™‚
    Thanks for joining us on Floral Friday Fotos, hope to see more of your work in the weeks ahead!

Thanks for coming by today and for your kind words. I will visit you as soon as I can. Have a fantastic day and don't forget to smile. ~ Shey

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