Wildflowers and Weeds

By: DeltaPride , 8:30 PM GMT on April 25, 2009

Lady Bird Johnson's beliefs regarding the importance of national beautification can best be summarized in her statement that "where flowers bloom, so does hope." She worked extensively with American Association of Nurserymen (AAN) executive Vice President Robert F. Lederer to protect wildflowers and promote the planting of them along highways. Her efforts inspired similar programs throughout the country. She was also instrumental in promoting the Highway Beautification Act, which was nicknamed "Lady Bird's Bill"and sought to beautify the nation's highway system by limiting billboards and by planting roadside areas.

She is the reason why as we travel the roads we see beautiful wildflowers growing along side of the roadways. In Texas we see lots of Bluebonnets, which is our State flower and also Indian Paint Brushes.
In my pasture this Spring, I am seeing lots of colorful wildflowers.

My neighbor said..NAH..Them's Weeds..Mow'em Down.......

Maybe Lady's Bird's wildflowers drifted to my pasture...and I'll not mow until the blooms are gone.

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6. OHobserver
1:36 AM GMT on May 11, 2009
Where I come from, if it blooms it ain't a weed.
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5. moonlightcowboy
1:57 PM GMT on May 10, 2009

The "Bear" and Mama!

Whoa, well, I'm no Alabama fan(hehe). Nope, not at all; but, I am a fan of Coach Paul Bear Bryant. And, the reason, aside from his outstanding career as a coach, etc, many years ago he recorded a commercial for AT&T with a line that said, "HAVE YOU CALLED YORE MAMA, TODAY?" And, that sort of stuck. I don't talk to her every single day, but we talk regularly...and when I've missed a day or two "The Bear" speaks in my head and I have to pick up the phone and call!

So, in respect, love and appreciation for my mother and all of the wonderful mom's out there, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! And, if your children can't visit you today, I surely hope you get a call from them. God bless you for all you do!

...and, call "your" Mama if you still can! And, if she's no longer with us here, I'm pretty sure she can still hear you! ;)

Have a great Sunday! :)
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4. shoreacres
12:37 PM GMT on May 10, 2009
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3. ronni9
3:35 AM GMT on April 27, 2009

JUST STOP BY TO SAY ----------

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2. DeltaPride
5:38 PM GMT on April 26, 2009
Thanks for stopping in Gamma. The pasture is much prettier in person. Photos did not show the true beauty of all the different varieties. Nature never ceases to amaze me!
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1. seflagamma
8:32 PM GMT on April 25, 2009
Hi Delta,

keep them.. they are not weeds they are wildflowers! and they are beautiful.

Thanks for the pictures!
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