Jul 11, 2007

Thank you for the flowers, Lady Bird


When you see beautiful stands of flowers along highways, you have Lady Bird Johnson to thank. Years ago, Lyndon Baines Johnson's First Lady set out to beautify America and plant the bare strips along highways with the seeds of native flowers. Almost fifty years later, our land is filled with her beautiful legacy.

Lady Bird died today. May she be forever surrounded by flowers.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace, Miss Claudia Taylor. Thanks for the National Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, too.

God bless Lady Bird!

nutmeg

Linda Merrill said...

Nice post. My parents aways comment - "you can thank Lady Bird for the flowers" along the highway. They may not have had many pleasant thoughts for the Mr. (President), but Lady Bird made her mark in the true spirit of a Southern gentlewoman, an iron fist in a velvet glove bearing flowers. She's rarely referred to in the ranks of powerful first ladies, but given her legacy, I'd say she was right up there.

Calady said...

Yes, rest in peace. This national lady left a beautiful mark on this land.

BigAssBelle said...

it was a sad day. i can never think of Ladybird without hearing my father's voice, echoing her exhoration to "plant a buuu-uuu-sh, a shruuu-uuu-ub or a treeeeeeeee!"