Exploring with Daisy 2014 travel blog

Lucy and Ian Family Garden - Nectar Garden at Entrance

Lucy and Ian Family Garden - Nectar Garden at Entrance - Martha...

Lucy and Ian Family Garden - Dinosaur Creek

Lucy and Ian Family Garden - Dinosaur Creek

Lucy and Ian Family Garden - Hill Country Grotto

Lucy and Ian Family Garden - Nature's Spiral

Lucy and Ian Family Garden - Rock with a Lady Bird Quote,...

Lucy and Ian Family Garden - Stumpery

Barbara Attwell’s “Morphogenesis” - 'Breeding Grounds'

Barbara Attwell’s “Morphogenesis” - 'Cocoons' and Left-behind cocoons of giant silk moths

Barbara Attwell’s “Morphogenesis” - 'Crow Listening to Roots Growing Under Floor'

Barbara Attwell’s “Morphogenesis” - 'Jellyfish'

Barbara Attwell’s “Morphogenesis” - 'Ladder-Backed Woodpecker'

Barbara Attwell’s “Morphogenesis” - 'Our Endangered Bird' - Black-capped vireo

Barbara Attwell’s “Morphogenesis” - 'Polar Bear in Need of More Iceberg'

Barbara Attwell’s “Morphogenesis” - 'Sea Star'

Barbara Attwell’s “Morphogenesis” - 'The Cliff Swallows of Bull Creek'


This morning Martha Boswell came to get me. It was a perfect day for being outdoors.

We went to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. First, we visited the newest addition to the Center, the 4.5-acre Lucy and Ian Family Garden. It was designed by W. Gary Smith and constructed following the guidelines of the Sustainable Sites Initiative program.

After our walk we visited the McDermott Learning Center to see Barbara Attwell’s “Morphogenesis,” a biosphere of real and imagined creatures constructed of felted wool. Morphogenesis is the process that causes organisms to develop form (roots, shoots, feelers, knobs, bumps, tentacles and tendrils}. Attwell’s organic shapes are inspired by this process. Felting is the process of intentionally tangling wool into a solid form, either by needle or with soapy water. Her current works are centered on the wisdom, beauty and plight of wild things.

Last, we had a delicious lunch at the Wildflower Café. I always enjoy eating there.

All this activity was good for me. I didn’t feel tired afterwards, which is a good sign.

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