In July 2007, when Lady Bird Johnson died, Paul and I drove up to Johnson City to join many fellow Texans in paying tribute as her funeral cortège passed through town. Along the approach to Johnson City, on US Highway 281, the Texas Highway Department had parked dozens of the big tractor/mowers in an unusual and poignant salute to her contributions to Highway Beautification. There were many aspects to Highway Beautification, including the encouragement of roadside wildflowers.
Yesterday, Paul and I drove to Goliad TX on our way to the coast to celebrate Paul’s birthday. The roadsides were covered with the most beautiful wildflowers. It was a real pleasure to see and it made me very appreciative of Lady Bird Johnson.
Of course, the photos don’t do it justice!