May 11, 2020
Bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, and other early wildflowers bloomed in solitude this spring at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, which closed in mid-March due to the pandemic and Austin’s shelter-in-place order. Happily, the gardens reopened last weekend to members, who must reserve in advance a specific arrival time on the website. I grabbed a Saturday morning time slot, got my mask and camera ready, and arrived bright and early on reopening day.
Oh, how I’d missed this place! The late spring wildflowers like purple coneflower, firewheel, and thistle look glorious. So I’m going to let the flowers do the talking in this post. Enjoy!
I’ll end with the entry kiosk and its wildflowery green roof, and a masked visitor as a sign of the times.
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