Thursday, October 9, 2008

Beautiful Fall Day

Ladybird's Cistern, 12 x 16

Finally cooler, incredible blue sky... today was a perfect day to be out painting. My group met up at the Ladybird Wildflower Center and this is one of several cisterns for collecting water on the expansive property. Lady Bird left a huge mark on Texas with her commitment to wildflowers, native plants and natural landscapes. She made the world a better place.

"We are obligated to leaving the country
looking as good if not better than we found it."
- LADY BIRD JOHNSON

5 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laurel,

Wow what a gorgeous painting! I wish Lady Bird's sentiments were the
rules for the current heads of
government. Not so much.

Great blog,

Take care,


Barbara

Carol Schiff Studio said...

We drive from Florida to North Carolina several times each year and I always looked forward to the masses of beautiful wildflowers along the highways. This year they were missing and I have been told it was due to budget cuts and Lady Bird's program was one of t
them.

Love the painting.

Joan Breckwoldt said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What beautiful colors you see!
Joan

Marian Fortunati said...

I was just talking to my friend about how I enjoyed seeing how you had taking a plain old cistern and made it beautiful.
Your work is really lovely!

Connie said...

I agree. Who would have thought a cistern could be a thing of beauty.