Friday, February 3, 2012

Hill Country Sculpture Gardens

I missed a few weeks blogging. But since the goats in my last post, I've laid down pages and pictures for other venues on 18th century colonial life, Texas native trees, wildlife gardening and more. Among the most fun was this short article about visiting the beginning and the end of American colonial times, Jamestown and Yorktown, Virginia.

Jamestown is a long way from the Hill Country and there's no connection to Texas, except curiosity, so it doesn't rightly belong in a Hill Country blog.
But life is all of a piece...and isn't it a good thing that we can eat the cake of experience wherever we find it.

Entrance to the sculpture garden at The Old Oaks Ranch Fiber Arts Center, Wimberley.

I'm working now on a story I'm calling The Hill Country Sculpture Garden Trail.  Five exceptional  collections, all open-air.  I'm amazed at finding five oases of three-dimensional thought less than two hours drive apart, and off well-known tourist tracks.

<---from Main Street, Marble Falls

The Hill Country Sculpture Garden Trail doesn't exist yet, except in my mind...until my story is published.

You might be thinking it doesn't sound like work-- taking drives in the scenic Texas Hill Country.  Or visiting venues where thought pauses for breath.
in the Umlauf Sculpture Garden, Austin

You might also think a bite of refreshment is more a reward than work.  

And you would be right.
from the Fredericksburg Pie Company, Fredericksburg

The work comes later.  But it's a good kind of work, reliving and sharing, opening new roads for unknown friends.

Copyright 2009-2012 Kathleen Scott, for Hill Country Mysteries. Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited.


  1. Geez that lady looks so uncomfortable in Austin. Looks like she's thinking where the hell is my pillow? Now the frog...the frog is cute.

  2. I've been away from the wonderful world of blog for a while, but I always love coming back to you...

  3. Sounds like a great story. I'll be watching for it.

  4. Hi Kathleen,
    I really liked the article about Jamestown - that gave me more ideas of what to visit on one of our next vacations [maybe not this year, though, as we're planning on rail-trails in the midwest] - and I'm looking forward to your next one about the Hill Country. This "trail", being closer to here, will of course be easier to visit. Talking of Hill Country: I'll be up there [Fredericksburg and surroundings] on March 24, for the 5th Annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour [].
    Best regards, and have a great Superbowl weekend,

  5. I love the Sculpture garden. If I could embed a photo here, I'd share the frog from ours, which is the same frog from yours! I love that frog!
    It's always nice to stop by your blog and see what you've been seeing!

  6. I didn't even know there was a sculpture garden on Old Oaks Ranch. I'll have to go check it out.
    Looking forward to your article.

  7. That is one tasty looking piece of pie. Makes me want to bake something!


  8. I've not visited the Umlauf, but need to, soon! The Old Oaks Ranch garden is lots of fun. Can't wait to see the other stops on the tour!


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