Monday, March 14, 2011

Wildflowers--Seeds of History

Last year at this time, roadside green promised swaths of blue a few weeks hence, a promise Mother Nature filled to overflowing.
  
Denny and I let weeds grow in our garden while we drove wildflower lanes, soaking in Texas treasure.  I carried my camera every time I left the house.

This spring's show will be sparse.  No rain in fall, few blooms in spring.

But we'll have a connection to wildflowers past through the PBS documentary Wildflowers -- Seeds of History, created by my blog-friend Linda Lehmusvirta who produces, writes and edits Austin public TV show Central Texas Gardener, and Central Texas Gardener Blog.

I'm impressed when one person can change the world for good.  Lady Bird Johnson was one of those people, leaving a legacy of beauty and preservation.  And Linda is too, weaving Lady Bird's wildflower story of life's connecting web.

Linda Lehmusvirta, writer and producer. 

So get yourself a cup of tea and give yourself permission to glory in the wildflowers and look back in time by clicking here:  Wildflowers--Seeds of History.

You may view on the big screen by ordering a DVD (donation to KLRU, Austin's PBS station) or checking your local PBS channel schedule.


Copyright 2009-2011 Kathleen Scott, for Hill Country Mysteries. Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited.

13 comments :

Elizabeth said...

It sounds wonderful -- thanks for the link!

Denny Coates said...

Kathleen is mentioned in the credits at the end of the wildflower video - catch it!

Me said...

Beautiful! I'd love to see it!

LindaCTG said...

Kathleen, I'm in tears. Thank you.

dianne said...

I love your wildflowers Kathleen, thank you for the link.

xoxoxo ♡

Bluestem said...

I just watched the video online and noticed your name in the credits. I dropped by to see if it was the same Kathleen Scott. I guess it was. Is that some of your footage in the program? It reminded me of the photos I saw on your blog last spring. Really beautiful.

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

I got half way thru the video and then had to get the kids to bed. When I got back it said video was not available! I'll catch up later but oh how I've always admired Lady Birds wild flower campaign. The blue bonnets and blanket flowers and Indian lore surrounding all of these Texas beauties. Love this dvd. Thanks for sharing!

R. Sherman said...

Thanks for the review. It's on the wish list.

Cheers.

Mel said...

Thank you so much for the lovely photos and the link. I am in awe. I don't think my life will be complete until I see the Texas wildflowers in bloom in person.

Andrea said...

Hi Kathleen, congratulations for your friend. Documenting and photographing our wildflowers is also my intention, but after sometime realized i need fulltime to make the research, so just stopped it. Your photo is so lovely, i wonder what that pink muse is called. I only saw those grape hyacinths in the mountains of Turkey when we visited the snowdrop festival. I was really amazed with them, and they are just also weeds there!

Kathleen Scott said...

Hi Andrea, I think the reddish flower is an Indian paintbrush. The lupines behind are blue bonnets, the Texas state flower.

I enjoy seeing your pictures of the flowers from your part of the world. Exotic beauty.

deb colarossi said...

Thank you for this link , Kathleen.
Gorgeous photo.

N2 said...

So wonderful to see the fields and roadsides and rocky crags filled with the wildflowers from down your way in this program. Thanks so much for posting the link, Kathleen. x0 N2