Yesterday was one of those days that stay with you for a lifetime. The great garden bloggers who have been giving me root room on their blogs for the tour? I actually got to meet four of them yesterday, at the Garden Bloggers Spring Fling! Carol, from May Dreams; Kathy, from Cold Climate Gardening; Annie-in-Austin of Transplantable Rose; and MSinclair of Zanthan Gardens. And many more--some 35+ garden bloggers, soaking up the splendid Saturday morning sunshine at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. Here are Transplantable Rose and May Dreams, as we gathered for the start of our garden tour. Real people behind those really wonderful blogs you've been visiting with me, all concerned for the health of the earth, of the soil, of the air, of our water.
After a morning in the gardens we had lunch at Nuevo Leon, with Tom Spencer (of KLRU's "Texas Gardening") as our speaker. Then I had to say goodbye and go back to the LBJWFC, to the gift shop, where I was scheduled to do an afternoon book signing. We had a good turnout of Austin friends and out-of-town folks. I love to sign there--Joe Hammer and his gift shop volunteers always make me feel at home. From the garden bloggers in the morning to the signing in the afternoon, it was a lovely, blessed day, rich with old friends and new. I can't say thank you enough to the wonderful Austin garden bloggers who organized the gathering, to the people who came from so far away to share their energies and their friendship, and to Joe for his hospitality.
Reading note: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.--Margaret Mead